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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—4 June 2020

Published on: 04 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—4 June 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Health protection legislation
  • Regulatory response
  • Business continuity in the criminal courts
  • Scotland
  • Investigations and enforcement
  • Prisons and probation
  • Coronavirus fraud
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Corporate Crime weekly highlights provides a round-up of key news and developments relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the coming into force of new and amended health protection regulations and the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2020, SI 2020/562. We provide analysis of ‘corona crime’ trends, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on enforcement of social distancing at work, the revocation a pub’s licence for breach of the lockdown provisions as well as the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No 2) Act 2020. Also included is analysis of the Advocate General opinion that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has jurisdiction to review sanctions in EU Common Foreign and Security (CFSP) matters, a High Court judgment on costs in judicial review matters and the increasing use by HMRC of account freezing and forfeiture orders to tackle suspected criminal activity. With the UK-EU High Level Conference expected this month to take stock of negotiations, we include the latest Brexit developments. A recent £1.2m fine in a health and safety prosecution is also covered, alongside news that the European Commission (EC) is considering tightening the rules for recovering the proceeds of crime. All this, and more, in this week’s Corporate Crime highlights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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