The recent naming and shaming of two completely innocent suspects for the flying of drones over Gatwick Airport shortly before Christmas once again brings into the spotlight the need for proper regulation of the disclosure of the identity of persons under criminal investigation.
On 27 November our client, a company director, was unanimously acquitted by a jury at Southwark Crown Court of a charge of conspiracy by FH Bertling Ltd to make corrupt payments to secure a freight forwarding contract in relation to the Jasmine Oil & Gas Project.
Ex-Deutsche Bank trader Andreas Hauschild appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 20 October 2018 having been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the manipulation of the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR).
The first court ruling on how the UK is going to approach Unexplained Wealth Orders provides invaluable reading. In National Crime Agency v Mrs A  EWHC 2534 (Admin) the High Court made an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) against Mrs. A who was eventually identified as Zamira Hajiyeva.
There has long been debate over whether graffiti is art or just plain criminal damage. Banksy is arguably the most famous graffiti artist in the world with his pieces gaining worldwide acclaim but also attracting criticism with some believing that Banksy is simply a vandal.