Category Archives: General Crime

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 […]

Is AML Playing Catch-Up To Bribery?

Recently released reports on the Bribery Act 2010 and by the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (‘OPBAS’) have given contrasting assessments of the performance of two keystones in the fight against financial crime and corruption. Overall, the House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny report published last month (14 March) gives […]

Malicious communications v harassment

The escalation of social media and internet usage in recent years has profoundly restructured the way we communicate with each other on a personal level and as a society. It seems that no one is too far from reach, from our favourite celebrities to our friends and relatives on the other side of the world, […]

The new law seeking to address “upskirting”

On 12 April 2019, the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 (‘the 2019 Act’) came into force criminalising the so-called practice of ‘upskirting’. The Act amends the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (‘the 2003 Act’) by the insertion of additional voyeurism offences at section 67A. The need for a new offence was campaigned for by writer Gina Martin […]

Robert Brown recognised in the Spear’s 500 2019 for Top Recommended Criminal Lawyers

Partner Robert Brown has been recognised in the Spear’s 500 2019 for Top Recommended Criminal Lawyers. According to Mark Haslam, Robert Brown remains ‘one of the major players in this field’. Brown has recently shifted focus away from corporates to individuals: ‘Clientele remains predominantly London based, still with a large number of Russian nationals,’ he says. […]

Overseas production orders – important and interesting

When Ministers describe a draft bill as “important but essentially boring”, one can safely assume that lawyers, not widely celebrated for their ability to distinguish the interesting from the boring, are the only people who sit up and take notice. So it is with the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019, which received Royal Assent […]