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  • 29 Mar 2021 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Attorney General's Office has published the draft revised Code of Practice for Investigative Powers of Prosecutors

    Draft Revised Code of Practice Issued Uunder Section 377A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (publishing.service.gov.uk)


  • 15 Mar 2021 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The forthcoming Online Safety Bill is carrying a big burden to stem online fraud. It is currently coming up short. PIMFA heard from the government this week on sharpening that resolve.

    https://www.wealthbriefing.com/html/article.php?id=190513#.YE8xrdpxeUl#.YE8xrdpxeUl

  • 15 Mar 2021 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UK Trade organisations, consumer groups and a senior MP have joined forces to call on the UK government to reverse its decision not to include online scams in its new 'Online Harms' bill.

    https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/37655/clamour-grows-to-add-financial-scams-to-uk-online-harms-bill

  • 15 Mar 2021 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Information relating to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill introduced in the House of Commons on 9 March 2021.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-bill

  • 15 Mar 2021 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Consumer group Which? is calling on the Government to urgently outline plans to tackle the harm caused by online scams after new research suggested many victims suffer from emotional distress.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/government-must-tackle-emotional-toll-000100132.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

  • 08 Mar 2021 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This inquiry examined the safeguards that exist for private prosecutions brought by organisations who act as the investigator, prosecutor but are also the victim of the alleged offence.

    https://committees.parliament.uk/work/401/private-prosecutions-safeguards/publications/

  • 08 Mar 2021 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fraudulent car dealer who clocked-up £190,000 in sales has been issued with a suspended prison sentence and an order to repay over £33,000 in proceeds of crime.

    https://www.am-online.com/independents/news/2021/03/05/.YEPopb7b8MY.twitter

  • 01 Mar 2021 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sir Geoffrey Vos, the Master of the Rolls, has launched a consultation on draft arbitration rules which aim to ensure “rapid, informal and cost-effective resolution of disputes arising out of novel digital technologies” such as smart contracts and blockchains.

    https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/new-rules-aim-for-rapid-resolution-of-digital-disputes


  • 01 Mar 2021 11:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The whiplash reforms will come into force on 31 May, the spring bank holiday, it was confirmed yesterday, as the government finally published the new rules and a marginally increased tariff.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/its-31-may-moj-fires-whiplash-reforms-starting-gun


  • 22 Feb 2021 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge on Friday blocked the release of internal HSBC documents relating to U.S. fraud allegations against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/uk-court-blocks-release-hsbc-114234016.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr


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