Author Archives: Jessica Parker

U.K. Tax Authority and Tax Fraud Investigations – Bloomberg Tax

Partner Jessica Parker has written an article for Bloomberg Tax looking at how a taxpayer should respond to a demand for documents from HM Revenue & Customs, when investigating tax fraud. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received 5 billion pounds ($6.4 billion) in revenue from civil and criminal tax fraud investigations in 2018. Investigations into fraud […]

Jessica Parker quoted in International Bar Association

Partner Jessica Parker has been quoted in an article by the International Bar Association, discussing the EU’s blacklist proposal to tackle money-laundering issues. Jessica is also the Co-Chair of the IBA Business Crime Committee. Commenting on the proposals, Jessica said: “Putting non-EU countries on a money-laundering blacklist is a disproportionate response that will not address the core problem […]

Jessica Parker comments in The Sunday Telegraph on SFO spending cuts

Funding cuts at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have been connected to a concurrent drop in conviction rates. SFO’s annual report shows that spending on lawyers and staff fell last year, while the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate said “neglectful” management and “unacceptable” behaviour were limiting the SFO’s ability to prosecute corporate crimes. Partner Jessica Parker has said […]

Jessica Parker comments in the media on Serco’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement

The Serious Fraud Office has announced that a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Serco Geografix Limited (SGL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group, has been approved in principle by Mr Justice William Davis. Partner Jessica Parker said: “Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for Lisa Osofsky. The appointment of a former US prosecutor was seen as a […]

Jessica Parker to Co-Chair Session at the 22nd Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference

Partner and Co-Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the IBA Jessica Parker will be a chairing a session at the 22nd Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jessica will be chairing the “A new era for anti-money laundering enforcement?” session on 16 May. This conference is presented by the IBA Criminal Law Committee and the IBA Business Crime […]

Jessica Parker comments on the UK government to introduce public registers to bring about greater transparency to prevent illicit financial flows in the IBA

In March 2019, the UK Parliament was due to debate a Bill requiring the UK’s crown dependencies – Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man – to introduce public registers to bring about greater transparency in the hope this would prevent illicit financial flows. The registers in these major offshore financial centres would be required […]

Andrew Smith and Jessica Parker contribute to GIR’s Third Edition of The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

Representing Individuals in Interviews: The UK Perspective Introduction This chapter considers the representation of individuals in three types of interview: interviews in corporate internal investigations, interviews of witnesses in law enforcement investigations, and interviews of suspects in law enforcement investigations. Interviews in corporate internal investigations When should employees have their own lawyer? In many corporate […]

Jessica Parker to co-chair a session at the IBA Annual Conference 2018

Partner Jessica Partner, Senior Vice Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), is attending the IBA’s Annual Conference 2018 in Rome from 7th-12th October 2018. On Tuesday, 9 October, Jessica will be co-chairing the session on ‘Corruption, doping and match-fixing in sport”, presented by the Business Crime Committee, the Criminal Law […]

Jessica Parker’s Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2019 Interview

Partner Jessica Parker is highlighted in this year’s Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2019. Read the full Q&A below: What motivated you to pursue a career in investigations? As a criminal and regulatory lawyer, I have observed the progress of a wide range of state investigations. As the investigations market has grown […]