Whilst the UK government has no hesitation in accusing Russia of using a chemical agent in an attempted murder on UK soil, the English courts still find no reason to doubt the truthfulness and reliability of the Russian Federation when it comes to providing assurances in extradition cases.
On 25 October 2017 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Ivey v Genting Casinos Ltd  UKSC 67. In a highly relevant obiter observation the court addressed its collective mind to the appropriate test for dishonesty in both civil and criminal proceedings.
Those of a sceptical disposition may think that it is more than just a coincidence that as the Russian organised crime drama McMafia approaches its denouement, the government has implemented the legislation that allows for the making of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs).
Equifax, one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies is hacked. Personal information of individuals is accessed and many of these individuals have not consciously consented to Equifax to holding their data, but have no choice in the modern world.
The two recent highly publicised cases involving failures in the disclosure process in criminal trials for rape (Liam Allen and Isaac Itiary) highlighted the very problems which had been the focus of recommendations made in Making it Fair...