Ami Amin

Just because it’s business crime doesn’t mean a press free for all: a suspect’s ‘Cliff Richard’ privacy rights confirmed

On 15 May 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case of ZXC v Bloomberg, upholding the decision of Mr Justice Nicklin that an article referencing a business crime investigation into the Claimant before charge represented a misuse of this private information, continuing the approach seen in Cliff Richard v BBC. The judgment provides further clarity on two key points:

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Coronavirus: New Legal Powers to Detain ‘Potentially Infectious’ People

The New Powers in Context

The proposed new powers to detain people suspected of having Covid-19 in the UK’s Coronavirus Bill have been called unprecedented, but in fact that is not quite true. Since long before the current crisis there have been statutory powers[1] to protect public health, including for ministers to make various regulations[2], and for magistrates to make various orders on the application of local authorities, including to keep people in quarantine in some circumstances[3].

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Blockchain: from cryptocurrencies to crypto-KYC

As stricter, more complex, requirements in relation to anti-money laundering are implemented in the EU, distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) might offer an answer to streamlining know your client (“KYC”) processes and reducing the frustration around data sharing. In this article, Ami Amin and John Binns discuss what DLT is, what the current issues with KYC are and how blockchain technology (a type of DLT) could offer a solution to the issues presented by traditional KYC processes.

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GIR Practitioner’s Guide 2020 – Individuals Issues in Parallel or Cross-Border Investigations UK

BCL partner Richard Sallybanks and associates Ami Amin and Jonathan Flynn write the chapter titled ‘Individuals in Cross-Border Investigations or Proceedings: The UK Perspective’ for Global Investigations Review: The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.

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