January 2018 saw the introduction of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs). For the first time enforcement bodies such as the National Crime Agency, HMRC and the Financial Conduct Authority have at their disposal this draconian tool to help in the confiscation of the proceeds of crime.
It seems a long time ago now. But it was only in May 2016 – just weeks before the Brexit referendum – that the then Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a global anti-corruption summit. The government’s goal was ambitious: to ‘expose, punish and drive out
We’ve been watching the employment law case involving London-based Pimlico Plumbers with great interest. Now before the Supreme Court, the case centres on the claim by Gary Smith, an engineer, that he was a ‘worker’ at the plumbing giant (affording him greater employment law protection).
Usually when clients come to us intending to make a legal claim they know who they want to sue. But what happens if you are unable to identify the individual or company that’s causing you damage? A Norwich Pharmacal order, obtained from court, can force
Over the last few years English courts have shifted back to construing commercial contracts in a strict, literal way. This approach departs from the more business-minded, common sense approach that judges here had adopted previously. It is therefore now more important than ever to make