Corruption & Bribery
16th Jun 2021
Detention of seized cash
HMRC seized £35,000 cash in plastic carrier bags from a Mr Mann as it was suspected he was fraudulently evading excise duty. Boxes of vodka worth around £220,000 had also bee...
5th Jul 2018
Participating in Organised Crime
Section 45 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 makes it is an offence to participate in the activities of an organised crime group, this is a new offence created by the 2015 legislatio...
5th Feb 2018
Government Snooping Ruled Unlawful
In a legal challenge brought by the MP Tom Watson, and supported by campaign group Liberty, the High Court ruled that a major plank of the government's surveillance strategy is...
8th Jan 2017
Deferred Prosecution Agreements were introduced in the UK in February 2014. The first was agreed in October 2015 and we have now seen a second approved in July this year. The SFO would have the public believe that DPAs a...