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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—23 April 2020

Published on: 23 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—23 April 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020—offences
  • Business continuity in the criminal courts
  • Regulatory response
  • Investigations and enforcement
  • Internal investigations
  • Scotland
  • Keeping up to date
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Corporate Crime weekly highlights continues to focus on the impact of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with analysis of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, calls to extend the Brexit transition period and the legal and political hurdles to this. We include various articles considering the challenges posed by the move to remote hearing in the criminal courts and practical tips for those taking part. We also include a summary of the latest position in relation to the criminal courts and regulators, why UK and US companies will suffer without sufficient whistleblowing measures during the pandemic and how the pandemic is slowing the pace of ongoing criminal investigations. In other news, we include analysis of the revised disclosure guidelines and Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CPIA) Code of Practice and the judgment in R (on the application of Tesco Stores Limited) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, in which the Divisional Court ruled upon the circumstances where the sale of food past its use by date is an offence. Judgments considering victim surcharge orders, the prima facie case test in extradition proceedings and certificates of inadequacy in confiscation proceedings are also covered. All this, and more, in this week’s Corporate Crime highlights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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