Posts by Morag Rea

  • Ransomware exploits law firm opportunities

    On 24 October 2017 the law firm Appleby confirmed that they had been subject to a ‘data security incident’ in 2016. Appleby also confirmed that it had received enquiries from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which had published the Panama Papers in 2016, regarding the data breach. 

  • Corporate manslaughter: the facts

    There has been much confusion and misreporting about corporate manslaughter in the last 24 hours. To correct some common misunderstandings, and in the light of the Lord Chancellor’s  plans for a greater public understanding of the legal system, here are some facts on corporate manslaughter prosecutions in England and Wales. 

  • Modern Slavery reporting Q1 2016

    The 2016 Global Slavery Index estimates that 45.8 million people are subject to some form of modern slavery in the world today. The Index presents a ranking of 167 countries based on the proportion of the population that is estimated to be in modern slavery. Those countries with the highest absolute numbers of people … Continue reading Modern Slavery reporting Q1 2016

  • Our man in Panama

    The Panama papers revealed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the fourth tax haven leak coordinated by the ICIJ since 2013, raise all kinds of legal issues both for the firm and their clients. Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in setting up offshore companies, denies any wrongdoing. It is not illegal to use off- … Continue reading Our man in Panama

  • Smith and Ouzman Ltd sentenced to total of £2.2 million

    UK printing company Smith and Ouzman Ltd, convicted of making corrupt payments last year, was sentenced by Recorder Andrew Mitchell, who was not the trial judge, on 8 January 2016 to a £1,316,799 fine and £881,158 confiscation as well as £25,000 prosecution costs.

  • Wildlife Bill published

    The Law Commission published a new report on Wildlife Law today which includes a draft of the new statute, the Wildlife Bill. The Bill brings together the law governing the protection, control and management of wildlife to make it more consistent. The Bill amalgamates the law governing the protection, control and management of wildlife aiming … Continue reading Wildlife Bill published

  • Civil recovery disposal for failure to prevent bribery

    The Scottish Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service announced on 25 September 2015 the first disposal of an offence under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010( BA 2010) by way of a civil recovery order under POCA 2002.

  • Criminal Courts Charge

    Criminal Courts charges apply to all adult defendants who are convicted in either the magistrates’ or the Crown Court for offences which have been committed on or after 13th April 2015. This applies to all cases except those in which an absolute discharge, a hospital or a guardianship order is imposed. It applies in addition … Continue reading Criminal Courts Charge