Serious Organised Crimes in UK Law

  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements 5 Years On – the Americanisation of UK Corporate Crime Enforcement
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Five years ago, in the spring of 2014, Deferred Prosecution Agreements ('DPAs') were first introduced in the UK through the Crime and Courts Act 2013 ('CCA').1 Since then, the Serious Fraud Office ...
    ...... Courts Act 2013 ('CCA').1 Since then, the Serious Fraud Office ('SFO') has concluded four DPAs. ... to prevent' offences to other economic crimes such as fraud. The Director of the SFO advocated ... and more latterly as a response to organised and violent crime in the 2000s. Initially the ......
  • Whistleblowing – what protection do employees have in Hong Kong?
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Notwithstanding the growing global trend in the adoption of express whistleblowing laws (e.g. the US, the UK and Japan), the Hong Kong government has not yet shown any sign of following suit.  So, ...
    ...... suspected money laundering or proceeds of crimes under the Drug Trafficking (Recovery of Proceeds) ...-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance and the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (collectively, the ......
  • Through the wire – the SFO’s plan to obtain evidence using informants
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    An informant is sent into the midst of a criminal gang. He is wearing a concealed device, crudely taped to his chest. Law enforcement agents listen in from the back of an unmarked van parked incons...
    ...... techniques being used to infiltrate organised criminal gangs in the UK. The use of a CHIS ... set out in sections 71 to 73 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 ("SOCPA"):. ......
  • UK Economic Crime Group: Enforcement Update - September 3, 2019
    • Mondaq UK
    ......We focus on enforcement actions by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), National Crime Agency (NCA) ... its report on tackling serious and organised crime; Prime Minister orders a sentencing review ... the laundering of the proceeds of their crimes. Government Policy. NAO issues its report on ......
  • Environment Agency Fines For Waste Crimes Top £3m
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......seriously and thus deserving of greater punishment. However, the EA. ascribes the ...set up to target organised waste crime. The Head of Waste and Resource Management at the EA, Liz ......
  • 'All Mouth And No Trousers'? The New Focus On The Fight Against Economic Crime, Illicit Finance And Serious And Organised Crime In The Integrated Review
    • Mondaq UK
    ......individuals' fundamental rights are protected: the suggestion. of piloting "Serious Crime Prevention. Orders" in order to "prevent crimes before. they happen" gives particular cause for concern. Whilst the IR suggests that economic crime has been pushed higher. up the political agenda ......
  • New Director plans changes at the Serious Fraud Office
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    A few days ago the new Director of the Serious Fraud Office, David Green QC, used his first public speech at a corporate accountability conference in London organised by the accountancy firm PwC to...
    ...... public speech at a corporate accountability conference in London organised by the accountancy firm PwC to set out his plans to reconfigure the UK’s ... Green said: That this was a new and imaginative tool for economic crimes committed by commercial organisations; That he was looking at how one ......
  • Blog: UK Government Considers Powers To Seize, Hold & Sell Virtual, Digital And Crypto-Currencies
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The terms of reference for the UK Home Affairs Select Committee’s Proceeds of Crime Inquiry include, “Whether additional measures are required to achieve the objectives of ensuring criminals do not...
    ...... criminals do not benefit from their crimes“. Evidence submitted to the ... currencies is increasingly a feature of serious and organised crime. These currencies allow ......
  • UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #13
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Pensions guidance rules come into force - The second commencement order under the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 brings into force from 13 May the provisions o...
    ......  . Home Secretary discusses threat of serious organised crime. The Home Secretary has ... to tax evasion to cover other economic crimes. The initiative forms part of plans discussed at ......
  • Saul Better Make His Own Call: New Liability For Enablers Of Organised Crime
    • Mondaq UK
    ......It has passed reforming legislation, the Serious Crime Act 2015, section 45, which creates an offence of participating in .../or strict liability, and imposing positive obligations to prevent crimes or other misbehaviour by others. The approach is most clearly apparent in ......
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