White collar crime

The consequences of failing to prevent tax evasion by corporates

Christopher Gribbin and Holly Buick discuss the new offences created by the Criminal Finances Act, a report into widespread issues with disclosure, and the recently introduced money laundering regulations

In praise of the SFO

Why would any government scrap a financial fraud watchdog that has shown leadership in innovation and generates significant revenue for the Treasury, asks Pavlos Panayi QC

SFO charges senior Barclays bankers with fraud

Lawyers review prospects of civil claims in connection with bank’s 2008 fund raisings

Welcome clarity on early guilty pleas

Christopher Gribbin discusses new sentencing guidelines, the recent DPA agreed with Tesco, and the introduction of unexplained wealth orders

FCA dawn raids down to pre-crisis levels

City solicitor warns that regulator may come under political pressure if it is not seen as ‘proactive’

UK raises the green flag for Russian extradition requests

It is not the courts’ role to draft diplomatic assurances for Russian authorities, for to do so deprives judges of objective scrutiny, argues Edward Grange

Walking the tightrope of compliance

The Law Society has struck back on the SFO’s section 2 interviews, but to what effect, wonders Maia Cohen-Lask