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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—13 December 2018

Published on: 13 December 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—13 December 2018
  • In this issue:
  • Lexis®PSL comments on key developments in 2018 and 2019
  • Comments on key developments now published
  • Keeping up to date
  • Court of Justice says UK’s Article 50 notice of intention to leave EU can be unilaterally revoked (Wightman v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union)
  • Supreme Court ruling on devolved Brexit legislation
  • Sentence and prison law
  • Law Commission’s new sentencing code
  • Parole eligibility for EDS prisoners not discriminatory (R (on the application of Stott) v Secretary of State for Justice)
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Corporate Crime highlights includes our year end comment, which considers the standout legal development for corporate crime practitioners in 2018 and looks forward into 2019. Analysis of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision that the UK’s Article 50 notice of intention to leave the EU can be unilaterally revoked is also provided, together with the Supreme Court’s ruling that Scottish EU exit legislation is, save for a specific provision, within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, new Supreme Court forms and practice directions amendments published this week and the case in which the National Crime Agency (NCA) first litigated its powers to secure unexplained wealth orders (UWOs). The significant white collar developments at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2018, the Law Commission’s proposed sentencing code and the reduction in the number of fines handed out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are also covered. We also look at the directed acquittal of ex-Tesco executives in the financial fraud prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the first prosecution by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and new measures aimed at preventing the use of limited partnerships to launder money among, other news items. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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