This piece, produced by Eleanor Davison and Aaron Taylor looks at recent cases in the commercial crime field and includes:

  • Updates on cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office
  • Updates on cases brought by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • An in depth look at SFO v Barclays [2018] EWHC 3055 (QB) and the Law Commission consultation on corporate criminal liability
  • Consideration of the new CPR Part 81 on proceedings for contempt of court.
  • Discussion of:
    • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners [2021] EWHC 974 (Comm) on the enforcement of foreign revenue laws
    • Stanford International Bank v HSBC [2021] EWCA Civ 535 concerning the Quincecare duty and claims in dishonest assistance; and
    • Wood v Commercial First Business [2021] EWCA Civ 471 on undisclosed commissions.

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