Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act deals with the civil recovery of the proceeds of crime from unconvicted defendants through the civil courts.
After global media organisations published the leaked Panama Papers from law firm Mossack Fonseca revealing how corporates and some of the world’s wealthy and powerful used offshore companies to hide their assets, the Government has gone into overdrive by trying to bring in new powers and laws to...
A DPA is a voluntary agreement between a prosecutor and a commercial organisation whereby, in return for complying with a range of stringent conditions, the prosecutor will defer a criminal prosecution. It is not regarded as an alternative to prosecution but it is a conditional deferred prosecution.
On 4 November, the Supreme Court handed down it's Judgment following a 3 day trial heard before a panel of 7 Supreme Court Justices. The case was that of ParkingEye Limited v Beavis (2015) UKSC 67, and the Justices were tasked with deciding whether a £85 private parking ticket was valid...
The new Financial List is clearly aimed at ensuring that London continues to be an attractive venue for resolving international financial disputes despite the recent hike in the civil court fees and has the potential of providing a tailored and much-improved mechanism for dealing with such disputes.
The Australia Senate is reviewing the state of their foreign bribery law and are inviting submissions from lawyer and others to decide whether to change the current laws. Bivonas Law has been invited contribute to the International Bar Association’s submission to the Australian Senate on this topic.