John Binns Speaks to LexisNexis on The Impact of Social Media on Criminal Justice

BCL partner, John Binns was quoted in a LexisNexis Business News article titled The impact of social media on criminal justice system–‘Ofcom of social
media is welcome’.

John states in the article:
“It is right that we remain vigilant about the potential for social media to prejudice the criminal process–while the cases are rare, they are important and high-profile enough to warrant close attention. Since the case of Ex parte British Broadcasting Corporation and others R v F and another [2016] EWCA Crim 12, [2016] All ER (D) 59 (Apr), we have also seen the rugby rape trial in Northern Ireland, where there were concerns about the naming of a complainant.”

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John Binns is a partner at BCL specialising in all aspects of business crime, with a particular interest in confiscation, civil recovery and money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”). His business crime experience includes representing suspects, defendants and witnesses in cases invoking allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud (including carbon credits, carousel/MTIC, land-banking, Ponzi and pyramid scheme frauds), insider trading, market abuse, price-fixing, sanctions-busting, and tax evasion. He has coordinated and undertaken corporate investigations and defended in cases brought by BEIS, the FCA, HMRC, NCA, OFT, SFO and others.