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Is Cryptocurrency Property?

The rise of cryptocurrency and crypto crime There has been a cryptocurrency boom in recent years, giving rise to the fundamental question “what is cryptocurrency?”. This question has been asked repeatedly since the birth of Bitcoin (the first decentralised cryptocurrency) … Continue reading

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Fast global fiscal response in a crisis

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This article by Kate McMahon and Mai Holdom first appeared on the website of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © … Continue reading

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Romance Fraud in Covid-19: Just Swipe Right

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An extract of this article by Kate McMahon, Jane Guthrie and Mai Holdom was published in The Times on 23 April 2020. “Will you self-isolate with me?” As we enter our third month of Covid-19, weeks on from lockdown, it’s … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Pension Frauds

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Victims of pensions scams could lose 22 years’ worth of savings within 24 hours, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).[1] As the instability of financial markets prompts savers to consider transferring their pensions, the … Continue reading

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I have been the victim of a Coronavirus scam

“I have been the victim of a Coronavirus scam” is regrettably becoming a common complaint for many. In the area of law enforcement and private prosecutions, it comes as little surprise to note the increasing number of coronavirus / COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Edmonds Marshall McMahon secure landmark decision from the High Court to provide guidance on the recoverability of private prosecutors’ costs

By Ashley Fairbrother On 28 January 2020, in Fuseon Limited v Senior Courts Costs Office [2019] EWHC 126 (Admin), the High Court granted Fuseon’s appeal against a Costs Master’s decision (i) to assess Fuseon’s legal costs based on the hourly rates … Continue reading

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Global Fraud and Corruption – the results, how businesses are responding and what can we do about it?

As the business world becomes increasingly global, the way in which corruption and fraud is conducted becomes more complex, and harder to combat.  In fact, the recent Transparency International annual corruption perception index highlights lamentable progress, stating that “most countries … Continue reading

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Nohow or contrariwise?

Ekaterina Pakerova recently contributed an article to The Commercial Litigation Journal, where she peers down the rabbit hole to consider ownership and control in freezing injunctions. You can read the full article by clicking below: Nohow or contrariwise_May_June 2019_CLJ

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Are the sands of trust law shifting?

Kate McMahon and Nikos Keim recently contributed a special report to Financier Worldwide magazine, which looks at a recent decision concerning trust instruments that may signify a change in the scope of protection such instruments will provide in the context … Continue reading

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Private Prosecution of International Criminal Offences

By Marie-Claire Amuah This article briefly considers how private prosecutions might be used to prosecute international criminal offences, an issue highlighted by relatively recent cases including R (on the application of General Abdulwaheed Shannan Al Rabbat) v. Westminster Magistrates’ Court. … Continue reading

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