- Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime monthly highlights—March 2016
- In this issue:
- April 2016 update to the Criminal Practice Directions
- Legal privilege in criminal investigations—considered
- Headlines (News updates & analysis)
- Bail: Police and Crime Bill—pre-charge bail and police powers
- Bribery: not so sweett—SFO gets serious about corporate bribery
- Criminal procedure: is the criminal justice system delivering value for money?
- Criminal procedure: reporting restrictions—should they stay or should they go?
- Firearms: Policing and Crime Bill—firearms
- Proceeds of Crime: court considers procedural aspects of obtaining PFOs and DOs
- Proceeds of Crime: examining complications around the 'available amount'
- Proceeds of Crime: limitations on piercing corporate veil in confiscation proceedings
- Corporate investigations: legal professional privilege and corporate internal investigations
- Relevant updates from other practice areas
- Coroners' Inquests
- Criminal Procedure
- Decision to prosecute
- Proceeds of Crime
- General Medical Council
- New and updated on Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime
- New Practice Notes and Checklists
- Updated Practice Notes and Checklists
- Dates for your diary
- Useful information
Welcome to the March 2016 highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime team. This month’s highlights include a review of the changes to the Criminal Practice Directions which come into force on 4 April and consideration of the views recently expressed by Lord Neuberger on legal professional privilege in corporate internal investigations. In recent news, we consider the proposed changes to pre-charge bail in the Policing and Crime Bill, when it is, and is not, permissible to pierce the corporate veil in confiscation proceedings and the procedural requirements for obtaining property freezing orders and disclosure ordering in civil recovery proceedings. Key cases on determining the recoverable amount in confiscation, charging alternative offences and the availability of legal aid for representation at coroners’ inquests are brought to your attention and links to new content added to Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime are provided including new content on legal privilege in criminal investigations.
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