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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—2 July 2020

Published on: 02 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—2 July 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Continuity of business in the criminal courts
  • Coroners’ inquests
  • Regulatory response
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources
  • Magistrates’ court proceedings
  • Inquiry launched into fairness of private prosecutions
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Corporate Crime weekly highlights includes news of a Supreme Court decision on confiscation finding that there is no mandatory requirement for the court to proceed under section 160A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) together with analysis of a European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment upholding sanctions against Russian banks in respect of Ukraine, the extension of a property freezing order (PFO) over a £33m property portfolio that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) claims was obtained using the proceeds of corruption, as well as the SFO’s tendency to abandon investigations. We provide a round-up of key news and developments relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including operational updates from the courts as well as analysis of new guidance issued by the Chief Coroner on remote participation in coroners’ inquests. Analysis of the latest Brexit developments and the latest Brexit SIs in preparation for IP completion day are also included. We also cover the announcement that the House of Commons Scrutiny Committee has launched an inquiry concerning the fairness of private prosecutions and the publication by the Law Commission of its criminal law priorities for 2020–21. All this, and more, in this week’s Corporate Crime highlights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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