Peters & Peters’ Extradition Success
On 24 April 2015 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the District Judge praising Peters & Peters’ “diligent preparation of the case”, refused the extradition of two individuals, who faced extradition to Greece, pursuant to European Arrest Warrants issued in January 2013. Jasvinder Nakhwal, Partner in the Business Crime Department and Chair of the Extradition Lawyers Association […]
When is an arrangement criminal for the purposes of section 328 POCA?
On 22 April 2015 the Supreme Court handed down judgement in the case of R v GH. At trial the Respondents faced an indictment which consisted of a single count contrary to section 328 POCA 2002 reading: between the first day of August 2011 and the 13th day of January 2012 entered into or became […]
Operation Skynet presents enhanced extradition risk for Chinese nationals resident in the UK
In March 2015, China announced the commencement of Operation Skynet the latest initiative in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s much-publicised anti-corruption drive. The Chinese Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the body within the People’s Republic of China charged by President Xi with investigating allegations of bribery and corruption against party officials, states that Skynet’s objectives includes […]
Terrorist financing and managing risk in the not for profit sector are banks exercising undue caution?
At the end of last year, the leading think tank Demos published a report in which it argued that improved standards in combating terrorist financing have had far-reaching and unintended consequences for charities, restricting financial access and thus preventing them from providing humanitarian assistance where it is sorely needed. Only last summer, HSBC announced controversially […]
Biggest overhaul of consumer rights in a generation the impact of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 on collective actions in the UK
As the government forges ahead with what it has described as the biggest overhaul of consumer rights in a generation, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and is expected to come into force on 1 October 2015. One of the most controversial aspects of the Act has […]
Hannah Laming named as one of the world’s leading female investigative lawyers in Global Investigations Review
Global Investigations Review – March 2015 GIR is pleased to present its Women in Investigations special, highlighting remarkable women in the profession. The lawyers and other specialists we’ve chosen come from a variety of countries and backgrounds, and are represented at every age and level, from associates to partners. What is true of all of […]
Peters & Peters Sponsor BACFI Seminar ‘Financial Services, Integrity and the Right to a Fair Hearing’
Financial Services, Integrity and the Right to a Fair Hearing Wednesday 20th May 2015 The Sherrard Room, Advocacy Suite, Middle Temple 6pm – 7pm (followed by drinks) Speakers include: Michael Blair QC (chair), 3 Verulam Buildings and BACFI Vice President, Michael Bowes QC, Outer Temple, specialist in financial services and financial services regulation, Professor Ryder, […]