Mutual legal assistance—forms of assistance
Produced in partnership with BCL Burton Copeland
Mutual legal assistance—forms of assistance

The following Corporate Crime practice note produced in partnership with BCL Burton Copeland provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Mutual legal assistance—forms of assistance
  • Other forms of assistance
  • European Investigation Orders
  • Service of process and procedural documents
  • Customer information orders, account monitoring orders and banking information
  • Customer information orders
  • Account information orders
  • Customer information and account monitoring orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Investigations) Order 2014
  • Banking information
  • Evidence via videolink and telephone
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?

BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement.

Other forms of assistance

Mutual legal assistance is not just limited to requests for evidence. Other requests for assistance may be made and received. This includes the service of process and procedural documents, banking information, customer information orders and account monitoring orders, evidence via video link or telephone link, freezing orders and restraint and confiscation proceedings.

For information about mutual legal assistance generally, see Practice Note: Mutual legal assistance (MLA).

European Investigation Orders

On 3 April 2014, the European Parliament and Council of the European

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