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Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime monthly highlights—February 2016

Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime monthly highlights—February 2016
Published on: 29 February 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime monthly highlights—February 2016
  • In this issue:
  • Criminal Procedure Rules amendments
  • Changes to the enforcement of financial sanctions
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Companies act offences: trends in the prosecution of directors
  • Criminal procedure: courting controversy—evaluating court allocation guidelines
  • Criminal procedure: Leveson makes his mark on criminal procedure
  • Criminal liability: Supreme Court rules on 'joint enterprise'
  • Drug offences: understanding the new psychoactive drugs legislation
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the February 2016 highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime team. This month’s highlights include a look at the forthcoming changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR) which are being introduced in April and an assessment of the proposed changes to the enforcement of breaches of financial sanctions in the UK. In recent news, we consider the trends in the prosecution of directors for Companies Acts offences, the likely impact of the revised Allocation Guidelines and the extent to which legal privilege can be invoked when withholding documents from public bodies following the decision in R (on the application of McKenzie) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office. Key cases relating to tainted gifts in confiscation proceedings, obtaining property freezing order and disclosure orders and joint enterprise are brought to your attention and links to new content added to Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime are provided, including links to the new topic dedicated to health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and coroners’ inquests. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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