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Simmons & Simmons

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White-collar crime: law on dishonesty re-written

December 2017. By Simmons & Simmons, Stephen Gentle, and Emily Agnoli

For 35 years the standard test for dishonesty in criminal trials has been that set out by the Court of Appeal in R v Ghosh . But last month, the Supreme Court overturned this authority in obiter comments in the judgment of Ivey v Genting Casinos . We examine the reasoning behind this decision and its likely consequences, particularly for white-collar crime cases. [Continue Reading]

The ostrich and the meerkat: a meditation

May 2016. By Simmons & Simmons and Rowan Freeland

Rowan Freeland of Simmons & Simmons scripts an important exchange for corporates Europe-wide. Scene: Headquarters of Plains Plc. The office of The Ostrich , head of business development and licensing. Enter T he Meerkat , head of patents [Continue Reading]

Legal Developments by:
Simmons & Simmons

  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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