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Tesco receives highest ever food safety fine of £7.56 million for out of date food offences – a regulatory compliance warning for all businesses

On 19 April 2021, Tesco Stores Limited was fined £7.56 million at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to twenty-two out of date food offences which occurred at three of its stores in 2016 and 2017.  The level of fine is unparalleled in food safety prosecutions and one of the highest safety regulatory fines in recent memory.

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Can the UK Solve its ‘Money Laundering” Problem with the Proceeds of Medicinal Cannabis? – John Binns and David Hardstaff write for IPI Magazine

BCL partner John Binns and Associate David Hardstaff’s article ‘Can the UK Solve its ‘Money Laundering” Problem with the Proceeds of Medicinal Cannabis?’ has been published by International Pharmaceutical Industry Magazine.

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Extradition from the EU: no longer the EAW revisited

The publication of the 5th March letter from Kevin Foster MP Minister of Future Borders and Immigration at the Home Office to the Lord’s EU Justice and Security sub-committee concerning the EU Notification under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TACA) and specifically ‘Article LAW.SURR.83(2): Nationality exception’ on the surrender of Member States’ own nationals to the UK, throws a light on the true state of the relationship between EU Member States and the UK in extradition.

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Government commits to make private prosecutions fairer – Umar Azmeh and Anoushka Warlow write for LexisNexis

In response to the House of Commons Justice Committee’s recommendations, the government has announced its intention to amend legislation regarding the payment of lawyers’ fees in private prosecutions. BCL associates Umar Azmeh and Anoushka Warlow discuss in their latest article published by LexisNexis.

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