Financial Crime

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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Ensuring compliance with Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations – John Binns

BCL partner John Binns writes for LexisNexis on the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1511 which came into force from 10 January 2020, bringing new requirements for financial service providers and others in ‘the regulated sector’ in preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Sanctions, Frozen Assets, Disclosure Risks – The Responsibilities Corporates Have Under Law

BCL partner, John Binns writes for The Treasurer explaining that an awareness of financial crime and the responsibilities corporates have under law is an essential part of risk management.

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