Barristers specialising in criminal law have voted to go on strike in a row over legal aid funding, with several days of court walkouts expected from next week. The planned action comes at a time of significant backlogs across crown … Continue reading Barristers to Strike Over Legal Aid Funding
The Channel 4 television exposé, “From Russia with Cash”, revealed that many London estate agents are still unaware of their full extent of their money laundering reporting and compliance obligations. The programme was made in 2015; before the recent sanctions … Continue reading ‘From Russia With Cash’
The British Post Office scandal involved 736 prosecutions of sub-postmasters for theft, false accounting and/or fraud. The prosecutions resulted in criminal convictions, false confessions, imprisonments, defamation, loss of livelihood, bankruptcy, divorce, and suicide. In 1999, International Computers Limited (ICL) company … Continue reading The Post Office Scandal – The UK’s Biggest Legal Miscarriage of Justice
Attorney General Suella Braverman applied for an injunction to prevent a BBC story from identifying an MI5 agent without confirming or denying his status as an agent. The BBC submitted that revealing his identity would not put him at risk, … Continue reading BBC Denied Naming MI5 Officer who ‘poses danger to women’
One day, we may see the first trillionaire, and economists have previously estimated that in 2017, total offshore funding was between $ 30tn and $ 50tn, probably more than the annual GDP of China and the United States. Conservative estimates … Continue reading The Paradise Papers : Show Me the Money!
IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT THE COUNTRY’S PUBLIC BROADCASTER FROM REVEALING THE IDENTITY OF A BRITISH INTELLIGENCE OFFICER WORKING ABROAD, THE UK GOVERNMENT USED A RARELY USED “BREACH OF CONFIDENCE” CLAUSE. Since the so-called Spycatcher case in 1987, this is … Continue reading BBC issued with ‘breach of confidence’ clause to stop a spy’s exposure