Category Archives: Fraud

News from the SFO

Conviction in first UK Libor trial The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) continues to promote itself as a tough prosecution agency, although recently it recognised that deferred prosecution agreements are an appropriate prosecutorial tool – provided that it is in the public interest to do so and the corporate body has fully cooperated. The SFO remains…
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Alcohol and tobacco duty fraud

Alcohol and tobacco duty fraud - important developments There have been a number of new developments involving the transportation and retailing of alcohol and tobacco products. Most recently, Simon Ellis and Alex Smith of Hill Dickinson’s commercial litigation team, have succeeded in persuading Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to withdraw assessments and penalty notices against…
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