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OCT
17

Siobhain Egan Warns AML and Anti-Bribery/Corruption Compliance Should Be Taken Seriously

Siobhain Egan considers Kroll’s recently issued report on the increase in global fraud and explains why anti-money laundering compliance is important. Read her blog here.

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OCT
16

French Investigators Arrest Prominent Parisians in Complex Tax Fraud

The Independent has published an article detailing how French anti-fraud investigators have uncovered a tax scam involving elected officials and a cannabis-smuggling ring. Read the full article here.

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OCT
05

Are SFO Bribery Act Policies Likely to Change?

Siobhain Egan has written a blog article regarding possible changes to SFO’s bribery and corruption guidance/policy. Read the article here.

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OCT
05

Environment Agency Arrests Ten from Avonmouth Company

It seems that one of the Environment Agency’s largest investigations has resulted in the arrest of ten individuals suspected of the illegal treatment and dumping of allegedly hazardous waste e.g. heavy metals and asbestos.

These are complex and difficult allegations to defend, particularly bearing in mind the potential sentences (imprisonment/huge fines). Some of them may be strict liability offences and they will nearly always involve the instruction of experts to assess liability, damage and defence.

Environmental crime appears to be on the increase; there has been a sharp spike in the illegal dumping of tyres and illegal waste disposed of in water. In times of economic recession waste disposal/water companies etc may be tempted to cut corners.

If you are being investigated or prosecuted for such allegations contact us immediately. We have been defending these offences for many years, all over the country and at reasonable, flexible rates.

Contact Jeffrey Lewis; Siobhain Egan; Miles Herman; Keith Wood.

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OCT
05

Increase in HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Costs

HSE have increased their fees on recently announced costs recovery scheme introduced on 2 October 2012. This means that any employer found to have breached health and safety legislation which results in a notification will have to pay to the HSE £124 per hour which will cover inspection, investigation and enforcement action. See the Financial Times 29/09/2012, page 27.

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