Legal guides

Anti-Money Laundering (AML): Advice to Clients

In the latest of our legal guide series, BCL partner John Binns discusses the three distinct categories of people that can potentially need anti-money laundering advice:

  • those who are suspected of an offence
  • those who are otherwise involved in an investigation, i.e., a complainant or a witness
  • those who need advice on how best to comply with the law
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You receive a Health and Safety Improvement or Prohibition Notice: when, why, and what to do next

What powers does an inspector have to serve an improvement notice or prohibition notice?

Sections 18 to 26 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act set out the enforcement powers available to a Health and Safety Executive (‘HSE’) or local authority inspector (‘Inspector’).  Sections 21 and 22 give an Inspector the authority to serve an improvement or prohibition notice (‘Notice’).

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Lockdown Offences under Coronavirus Regulations: A Reminder

In these extraordinary times, it may be worth a reminder of precisely how the UK government is able to criminalise ordinary conduct by the general population, such as leaving one’s home, or ‘gathering’ with people, in response to the threats of a pandemic. By looking at these powers and how they have been used before in England, we may be better placed to predict how they may be used again, perhaps imminently.

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