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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—30 July 2020

Published on: 30 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—30 July 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)
  • Guidance published on Criminal Procedure Rules 2020
  • Guidance published on managing court documents in criminal courts
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—negotiators target a deal on the future UK-EU relationship by October, but urge preparation for all possible outcomes
  • EU Committee Chair ‘deeply concerned’ about UK policing post Brexit
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Health protection regulations
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Corporate Crime weekly highlights includes analysis of whether a legally represented defendant facing complex fraud allegations should have the right to demand a judge only trial and how coronavirus (COVID-19) could be a catalyst for necessary change in this area. We also consider the recent Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report finding that the government has not done enough to query the source of illicit cash being laundered in London, the insurance industry’s ability to provide robust cover in light of the Building Safety Bill and news of a £1.2m health and safety fine. The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee secretariat’s guidance on the new Criminal Procedure Rules 2020, SI 2020/759 is also included alongside the latest news on Brexit negotiations and the publication of HM Courts &Tribunals Service (HMCTS) guidance on the papers and documents to be used in criminal proceedings. News that Unaoil executive, Ziad Akle, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for corruption is provided within our monthly round-up of SFO prosecutions and we consider the Home Office’s year two update to its anti-corruption strategy, the latest in the Brexit negotiations as well as the usual round-up of key news and developments relating to the coronavirus pandemic. All this, and more, in this week’s Corporate Crime highlights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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