Paul Johnson

Key questions for IPs to ask funders


The monthly insolvency statistics for October 2022 (published by the Insolvency Service in November) show that corporate insolvencies have risen 38% from the same month in the previous year and are 32% higher than pre-pandemic. Insolvency practitioners, lawyers and advisers are therefore gearing up for further rises in insolvencies as the economic climate is expected […]

Peters & Peters

The Quincecare duty: 35 years on, the debate has only just begun


The Quincecare duty, which requires financial institutions not to execute customers’ orders if they have been made aware that these are part of a fraud, has gained prominence recently as upcoming legal challenges threaten to increase banks’ responsibilities in the context of increasingly sophisticated fraud. In this article for The Banker, Paul Johnson and David […]

Government confirms introduction of failure to prevent fraud offence


The government has confirmed its intention to bring forward  a failure to prevent fraud offence in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, when the latter is debated in the House of Lords. Neil Swift spoke to LexisPSL about the proposal, asking, among others, whether failure to prevent offences, and the underlying policy of making […]

Sarah Gabriel

Supreme Court hears appeal in Republic of Mozambique ‘Hidden Debts’ litigation


The Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Republic of Mozambique (acting through its Attorney General) (Appellant) v Privinvest Shipbuilding SAL (Holding) and Others (Respondents) (2021/0085) from 24 to 25 January 2023. The appeal arises out of ongoing litigation before the Commercial Court in which Peters & Peters has acted for the Republic of Mozambique […]

Fighting the fraud epidemic: ways to break the chain


At the start of the new year, an unfortunate and dispiriting reality is starting to dawn: 2022 was the UK’s ‘Year of Fraud’. From headlines of the UK government having lost £16 billion to Covid 19 fraud, to the shocking truth that only one in every 1,000 criminal complaints for fraud results in a conviction, […]