Kerri McGuigan

Lawyers and the limits of free speech. Kerri McGuigan discusses

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The recent ruling of US district judge Linda Parker in King v Whitmer is a scathing indictment of the behaviour of the attorneys who led former president Donald Trump’s ‘legal’ attacks on last November’s election. The judgment concludes that the challenges were brought in bad faith and for an improper purpose. It ends with the imposition of […]

C5 London Forum on Global Economic Sanctions – Anna Bradshaw speaking

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We are pleased to share that sanctions expert Anna Bradshaw will be speaking at the C5 London forum on global economic sanctions taking place in London on Thursday November 18 2021.   Anna will be speaking on the topic of OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) Guidance: Ransomware and virtual currency.   Book your place […]

ABA 2021 Antitrust Global seminar series

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We are pleased to share that Jasvinder Nakhwal will be speaking at the ABA Antitrust law section taking place on November 17th 2021 in London. Jasvinder will be joining the panel discussion on “the world of cartels in 2021”, which will be a discussion on a new era for cartel enforcement in the UK. The […]

Emma Ruane

Peters & Peters promotes Emma Ruane to Partner from 1 November 2021

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Today, we announce the promotion of commercial disputes expert Emma Ruane to partner, effective 1 November 2021.Emma Ruane has particular experience in high value, multi-jurisdictional civil fraud and competition litigation. Emma trained with the firm, qualifying into its civil fraud and commercial disputes team in 2010. Since then, she has worked on some of the […]

Julian Assange extradition hearing: Nick Vamos quoted extensively in world media

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Nick Vamos says that the main question for the court is whether the US government has now given satisfactory assurances about the conditions in which Mr Assange would be detained which would address his risk of suicide. The fact that the US has provided specific assurances is rare and shows the importance it attaches to […]

Corruption and human rights sanctions in Australia: Anna Bradshaw joins panel debate

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The Australian government has recently committed to introducing a reform of the Australian sanctions regime by the end of 2021. This follows a parliamentary inquiry that recommended Australia put in place a ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions regime to target foreigners engaged in corruption or gross human rights abuse, in line with the US, UK and Canada. On […]

Neil Swift and Alistair Jones on central funding of private prosecution

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R (on the application of T M Eye Ltd) v Southampton Crown Court concerned the payment of prosecution costs out of central funds after a successful private prosecution. The court made helpful observations about the correct approach to applications made by private prosecutors for these costs. Applications will not be granted by the court ‘on […]

Go back to basics to fix fraud epidemic. Hannah Laming discusses in The Times

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Fraud cases are on the rise, and it is an epidemic which shows no signs of subsiding. In the past year, Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting centre, received more than 875,000 reports of which fewer than one per cent had a judicial outcome. Fraud accounted for 40 per cent of all crimes in 2021 […]

Partners 2022: strong client feedback for Peters & Peters

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It is great to see really positive feedback from our clients in this year’s Chambers & Partners directory which has just launched today, and we thought we would share some of the fantastic comments with you. Our Crime: Extradition team was praised: One source praised our ability to handle cross-border investigative matters, saying: “they know […]

‘Disclosure week’ marred by two collapsed trials. Neil Swift discusses in The Times

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‘National disclosure week’ suffered a bad few days as two trials collapsed in a long-running series of high-profile disclosure failures. The first trial to collapse was a £34 million money-laundering trial, which the judge called “systemic and catastrophic” failings by the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS). Following that, a £3 million diamond fraud trial also collapsed. […]