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Legal update: insolvency and furloughed employees

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The financial distress caused by Covid-19 has led several companies into administration including Debenhams, Laura Ashley, Oasis and Warehouse, BrightHouse and Carluccio’s.  The government’s furlough scheme was one of the lifelines extended to help such companies stay afloat and avoid going bust. However, use of the government’s novel furlough scheme by companies entering into administration …

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New Legal Tech: Crime QHR App

Good news for criminal lawyers coming from the latest tech development! Sam Willis, barrister at 5King’s Bench Walk has developed the Crime QRH (Quick Reference Handbook) App, a guide to allcriminal offences in England and Wales. This app is essentially a database providing key details about all criminal offences, from homicide tomoney laundering and to …

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Corruption: EU revives proposal to tackle money laundering

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“A string of developments across the European Union suggests that the battle against money laundering is far from won.” In September 2019, Dutch bank ABN AMRO was investigated for money laundering. The same month, German authorities raided Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt headquarters looking for information related to a money laundering scandal. Also in September, Swedbank agreed …

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The UK Constitution Cannot Be Exploited for Political Gain

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The UK is often referred to as an elective dictatorship, where the elected government is handed wide-ranging powers for the duration of their term in office with minimal checks on this power. In the absence of an American-style written constitution, the relatively few checks and balances on governmental power has the potential to be exploited …

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