Category Archives: News

David Corker writes for The Times on Covid-19 criminal trial reform

Partner David Corker has written an article in The Times on why Covid-19 should be a catalyst for reforming complex criminal trials. “Allowing a defendant charged with a fraud offence a right to choose to be tried by a judge alone without a jury is one way of facing up to the challenge,” writes David. Read […]

Andrew Smith comments in Newsweek on Prince Andrew MLA

Partner Andrew Smith has been quoted in Newsweek on the US Department of Justice issuing a Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) request to the UK Home Office to force Prince Andrew to testify about Jeffrey Epstein. “[Prince Andrew] would be entitled to refuse to answer the questions only if he could validly assert privilege against self-incrimination. He […]

Peter Binning quoted in BBC News

Partner Peter Binning has been quoted in BBC News on the recording of video calls in cases of unfair dismissal. “Whoever wants to use the evidence has to be able to prove that it had been properly recorded and was genuine but it would be a matter for the court or tribunal to decide whether […]

Claire Cross quoted in GIR on MLAT requests

Partner Claire Cross has been quoted extensively in Global Investigations Review (GIR) in an article about allegations of needless Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests having been made to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). “MLATs should not be used lightly. It is generally understood that MLATs should only be used where the request will add […]

Claire Cross writes for Law360 on FCA’s “Dear CEO” letter

Partner Claire Cross has written an article for Law360 regarding the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s recent “Dear CEO” letter. “The year 2020 has seen a change in tack by the FCA and there has been a veritable flurry of these letters, which are designed to highlight specific issues of concern that have arisen in certain […]

Edward Grange quoted in GIR on Mallya extradition appeal

Partner Edward Grange has been quoted in Global Investigations Review on the High Court’s rejection of Indian businessman Vijay Mallya’s extradition appeal. Edward stated that Mallya would now need to pursue his case in the Supreme Court to avoid being extradited. Click to read Edward’s full quote and the coverage in full on GIR.

Claire Cross comments in GIR on FCA investigation into cum-ex fraud scheme

Partner Claire Cross has been quoted in Global Investigations Review on the FCA’s investigation into financial institutions over alleged cum-ex tax fraud. “This size of investigation would involve significant resourcing implications and the FCA would not commit those lightly. This is definitely an area that I would expect to see potentially significant and wide-ranging FCA […]