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The UK Legal 500 2016

Legal Developments in the The UK Legal 500 2016

Testing Times

December 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Why the VW emissions-testing scandal is as much about fraud, compliance and liability as it is about clean air.

As the Volkswagen emissions-testing scandal deepens, the German car maker faces investigations in a number of countries. These investigations will look at the way millions of cars function, the role of hundreds (and possibly thousands) of employees and Volkswagen’s activities from 2009 to the present.

Going to ground

December 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Arrests over alleged landfill tax fraud have put environment-related business crime in the spotlight. Aziz Rahman explains how such accusations can be challenged.

With 14 people having been arrested over a suspected £78m landfill tax fraud, the issue of such taxation is set to stay in the spotlight. Those arrested will be wondering how best to challenge the views of their accusers.

EXPLANATIONS NECESSARY

November 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Government moves to force people to justify the source of their wealth will make the right legal representation even more crucial.

In an attempt to crack down on corruption, the government is seeking to make people prove that their assets have not been gained through illegal activity.

ACT NOW

One third of small and medium-sized businesses do not know about the Bribery Act. Here’s what you need to know to avoid falling foul of it.

STAY CLEAN

London has been called the capital of money laundering. So how can you avoid being implicated in it?

HONESTY AND INVESTMENT FRAUD PROSECUTIONS

August 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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How to build an investment fraud defence case that disproves prosecution allegations of dishonesty.

Investment fraud can take many forms, from selling of stocks and shares in companies that may or may not exist through to the latest newsworthy item, pension liberation. The wide range of such investments and the complexity of many of them means that the authorities are never too far from making fresh accusations of fraud. For this reason, anyone involved in investment fraud has to know how best to challenge such allegations.

FRAUD, LARGE ORGANISATIONS AND THE INDIVIDUAL

August 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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With a town council now officially facing a fraud investigation, we examine what individuals in such a large body should do if they come under suspicion.

The risks of liberation

August 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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The dangers that pension liberation and money laundering pose to those involved in pension funds and management.

SHARED INTELLIGENCE

The Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce is an attempt to tackle money laundering in the UK. But it poses challenges for bankers, who have to be sure they respond appropriately if they are to be above suspicion.

FOREX AND RISK

Five banks being fined £3.6 billion in the US for manipulating forex is a stark reminder of the legal risks involved in currency trading. Here, Aziz Rahman of Rahman Ravelli examines how the brokers and the traders in forex can avoid legal problems.