White collar crime

Greensill: should directors of failing companies be worried?

Rebecca Parry explores compares the UK’s insolvent and wrongful trading regime with that in Australia 

Deferred prosecution agreements: lessons from Serco

Harry Travers and Alex Swan consider the implications on individual prosecutions following corporate DPAs

21 May 2021 | Crime

Corporate crime: Law Commission to consider new offences

New criminal offences could be introduced as part of a government crackdown on corporate economic crime – more than three years after a call for evid

04 Nov 2020 | Legal services

Law Society urges against AML levy

Added burden poses threat to the profession

14 Oct 2020 | Knowledge management

Solicitor suspended for backdating documents

The former associate ordered secretaries to fabricate documents

01 Jun 2019 | Ethics and Compliance

The fallout from Friday afternoon fraud

Successful frauds invariably involve a solicitor meaning that a breach of trust claim will succeed, even in the absence of systemic failings in the firm, s

01 Jun 2019 | 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

22 Sep 2017 | White collar crime

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

19 Jul 2017 | White collar crime

SFO charges senior Barclays bankers with fraud

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

20 Jun 2017 | Crime

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