Financial Crime

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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Tax schemes back in the hot seat – BCL Partner, Harry Travers talks to The Times

Tax wars have broken out again between politicians and professional advisers over the murky legal distinctions between avoidance and evasion. BCL partner, Harry Travers speaks to Jonathan Ames at The Times about the proposals from a paper produced by a cross-party parliamentary group on anti-corruption and responsible tax.

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‘Russian elite and criminal money fully integrated in UK, Parliament committee finds’ – Money Laundering Bulletin

BCL partner, John Binns was interviewed by Money Laundering Bulletin for their latest article ‘Russian elite and criminal money fully integrated in UK, Parliament committee finds’.

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Justice Committee launches inquiry into fairness of private prosecutions

The House of Commons Justice Committee has announced that it is to launch an inquiry into whether there are enough safeguards in place to prevent miscarriages of justice in private prosecutions.  BCL’s Anoushka Warlow discusses how the inquiry will focus on cases brought by large organisations against individuals where the organisation is also the alleged victim of the offence.

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