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Our serious fraud and business crime specialists regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

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What to do if you are accused of price-fixing

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Price fixing in the UK is almost always illegal, though there are exceptions. Typically, price-fixing is defined as an agreement between organisations or individuals to control the price level of a certain product or service. For example, the intent of...

What are the penalties & sentences for price-fixing?

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In the UK, cartels that act to price fix to restrict competition are considered both a civil issue and a criminal offence. If you or your company are involved with price-fixing , also known as anti-competitive activity, and are found guilty, you could...

Businesses and individuals face prosecution for the sale of 'grey goods'

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‘Grey goods’ are goods that are genuine in that they have been manufactured by, or on behalf of, an official brand owner. However, the goods have not been authorised by the brand owner for sale. The market for these goods is known as...

Offences in relation to licensing houses of multiple occupancy

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A house of multiple occupancy (“HMO”) is defined under the Housing Act 2004 as a property which has at least three tenants living there forming more than one household and the tenants share a toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities with each...

Corporate criminal liability expansion

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The recent announcement by the Ministry of Justice to introduce new corporate criminal offences addressing failure to prevent economic crime heralds a significant expansion in the potential for criminal liability for companies. There is to be a consultation...

Uber taxi app - systematically breaking the law?

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Transport for London (TfL) are taking legal action against the app-based ride-hailing service, Uber, in order to determine whether the company allegedly breaks the law by effectively acting as a ‘taximeter’. (This blog was written before...

Third party interests and confiscation proceedings

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The Serious Crime Act 2015 was introduced to ensure that the National Crime Agency, the police and other law enforcement agencies have the powers they need to pursue, disrupt and bring to justice those engaged in serious and organised crime.  The new...

Important changes to confiscation law as a result of the Serious Crime Act 2015

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The Serious Crime Act 2015 (the act) was introduced to ensure that the National Crime Agency, the police and other law enforcement agencies have the powers they need to pursue, disrupt and bring to justice those engaged in serious and organised crime.  ...

Letter of the law: Debt collection practices to be reviewed following further evidence of Wonga-style letters

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It recently emerged that the Student Loans Company have been sending misleading Wonga-style letters to students since 2005 and is now being put under pressure to compensate over 300,000 graduates as a result. The call to compensate the affected graduates...

Canoe man ordered to pay £40,000

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John Darwin, the man who faked his own death in a canoe accident in order to claim life insurance was ordered to pay a £40,000 lump sum over to the authorities after two of his pensions matured. John Darwin was reported missing in a canoe in the North...

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