John Binns

HMRC’s FIS hits bingo! A cause for celebration? – Harry Travers & John Binns write for The Legal Diary

HMRC recently celebrated the achievement of its Fraud and Investigation Service (FIS) in recovering £218m in 2020-2021, taking its total haul during its five years of operation to over £1bn. But is this really something to be proud of? ask John Binns and Harry Travers.

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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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TIGRR: Is it a wonderful thing for the UK’s Cannabis Industry? – John Binns and David Hardstaff write for Open Access Government

BCL partner John Binns and associate David Hardstaff ask if a new report should put a spring in the step of UK businesses with an interest in medicinal cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) in their article published by Open Access Government.

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