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Anti-corruption statement from professional bodies across the UK

A group of professional bodies spanning law and accountancy has pledged to continue their work to tackle bribery, corruption, tax-evasion, money laundering and the financing of international terrorism as leaders from across the world gather in London for an anti-corruption summit.

Published 12 May 2016

Cameron proposes strict corporate money laundering offence

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has revealed plans to introduce a new offence for companies that fail to prevent money laundering or fraud in their firms.

Published 12 May 2016

Germany to annul convictions of gay men prosecuted under 19th century law

Germany is to annul the convictions of gay men who fell foul of a law criminalising homosexuality that was applied strictly after the War.

Published 12 May 2016

Blog: A word of warning for solicitors seeking to appoint themselves as guardians

A recent decision by Sheriff Peter Braid in Edinburgh, in the case of Summary Application under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 by J, Solicitor in respect of the Adult F, will give practitioners food for thought when applying to have themselves appointed as financial guardian in respect of incapax adults, writes Cameron Shaw.

Published 12 May 2016

Company loses VAT deduction appeal against HMRC at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed a company’s appeal against HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) contention the company was not entitled to deduct VAT on accountant’s fees as input tax under the contract.

Published 11 May 2016

Number of workers owed wages rises sharply

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has identified £68 million in arrears for over 313,000 workers since April 1999, according to a report today from the National Audit Office.

Published 11 May 2016

DX announces acquisition of Legal Post and First Post

DX, an independent parcels, mail and logistics operator, has announced the acquisition of the trade and assets of Legal Post and First Post from First Scottish. The deal is worth £3.25 million, with completion expected at the end of May.

Published 11 May 2016

England: District judge rebuffs crime agency’s swipe at alleged hacker’s encryption keys

An attempt by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to force a man accused of cyber hacking to give encrypted computer keys to US authorities has been thrown out by a judge.

Published 11 May 2016

Women in Law Scotland seeks committee members following launch

On 21 April, Women in Law Scotland (WiLS) had its formal launch at the Law Society for Scotland, which was kindly sponsored by Scott & Co. The network aims to promote gender equality in the legal workplace through networking, sharing best practice and providing access to positive female role models and mentors.

Published 11 May 2016

Naked before the law?

A US judge has resigned after investigators found thousands of photos of naked male defendants on his computer.

Published 11 May 2016

Frank Mulholland QC to become Court of Session judge

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed five new Senators to the College of Justice on the recommendation of the First Minister, including outgoing Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC (pictured).

Published 11 May 2016