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  • 28 Oct 2018 9:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Legislation aimed at curbing the cost of whiplash claims passed through the House of Commons today after the government defeated Labour amendments that would have restricted a rise in the upper limit to the small claims track. 

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/civil-liability-bill-clears-final-commons-hurdle/5068047.article

  • 28 Oct 2018 9:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    New disclosures from those responsible for the troubled Emergency Services Network project have revealed that, contrary to previous denials, the Home Office came close to pulling the plug earlier this year

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252450837/Home-Office-seriously-considered-ESN-shutdown

  • 28 Oct 2018 9:52 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Revisions to the Code for Crown Prosecutors have been unveiled by Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/publication-revised-code-crown-prosecutors

  • 22 Oct 2018 3:28 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has upheld the UK's first unexplained wealth order (UWO), dismissing a legal challenge to the order obtained by the National Crime Agency (NCA) earlier this year.

    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/october/uk-first-unexplained-wealth-order/


  • 22 Oct 2018 3:27 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Consider how it might affect high net worth clients and how a UWO can be challenged.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/investments/2018/10/15/what-you-need-to-know-about-unexplained-wealth-orders/


  • 15 Oct 2018 12:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    High Court dismisses challenge to unexplained wealth order. The wife of an imprisoned banker has failed in an attempt to have dismissed an order requiring her to explain how she came to acquire UK property worth £22m.

    http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed192927

  • 15 Oct 2018 12:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A new specialist unit will identify and freeze bank accounts linked to organised crime behind bars

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/specialist-financial-crime-unit-to-crack-down-on-prison-gangs

  • 15 Oct 2018 12:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has agreed to set out the “real-world impact” of its court modernisation programme when it publishes “overall designs” in the next three months.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/hmcts-to-set-out-real-world-impact-of-court-modernisation

  • 08 Oct 2018 9:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The claim concerns a number of assets, including three UK properties, which the SFO alleges were obtained using the proceeds of corrupt deals in Uzbekistan

    https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2018/10/03/sfo-begins-action-to-recover-proceeds-of-alleged-corrupt-telecoms-deals-in-uzbekistan/

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