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George Carter-Stephenson QC and Nick Murphy secure acquittal of a solicitor accused of conspiracy to launder the proceeds of crime

George Carter-Stephenson QC and Nick Murphy , instructed by Steve Sharp of Bivonas Law, secured an acquittal for a solicitor accused of laundering the proceeds of crime following a 13 day trial. The case formed part of the HBoS scandal, which is estimated...

Samantha Riggs successfully argues in the Court of Appeal s11(5) POCA 2002 applies only to orders made on or after 1 June 2015

Samantha Riggs , instructed by Quinn Melville, appealed the decision of HHJ Campbell on 8th October 2015 to refuse to hear an application for an extension of time (6 months to 12 months) to pay a confiscation order pursuant to s.11(5) of the Proceeds of...

Legal 500 -25 Bedford Row is ranked Band 1 in Fraud and prominently featuring with 4 individual entrants in the new Proceeds of Crime Act and Asset Forfeiture section

Defence-focused set 25 Bedford Row is ‘ a very good chambers well worthy of its high ranking, with dependable counsel at every level ’. George Carter-Stephenson QC , Band 1 – ‘Patient and kind with clients, who find his...

A Taxing Problem for Business

Change Ahead The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on 30th September 2017, bringing with it important changes that all businesses should be prepared for. New Provisions While tax evasion is already an offence, currently there is no obligation...

Developments in LPP in relation to internal investigations

Geoff Payne blogs for UK Finance, formerly the British Bankers Association. ...

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