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SFO agrees tenth Deferred Prosecution Agreement – Alex Swan writes for Fraud Intelligence

An extended version of senior associate Alex Swan’s article ‘SFO agrees tenth Deferred Prosecution Agreement – good money, but do they work?‘ has been published by Fraud Intelligence, discussing the announcement by the Serious Fraud Office that Amec Foster Wheeler Energy will pay a £103m penalty in a Deferred Prosecution Agreement to settle corruption allegations.

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UK’s policing in Europe after Brexit – Michael Drury and Caroline Mair write for Open Access Government

BCL partner Michael Drury and senior associate Caroline Mair’s article ‘The UK’s policing and law enforcement capabilities in Europe after Brexit’ has been published by Open Access Government, discussing a recent Parliamentary report, which analysed where the UK stands regarding the data & tools it now has at its disposal to the police across Europe after Brexit.

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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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