Work Area: Professional Negligence

Lawyer avoids prison for tipping off businessman during ENRC probe

“No one is above the law, and we will pursue anyone who attempts to obstruct our investigations,” said a senior SFO official after a city solicitor was sentenced for tipping off a client about a money laundering investigation.

30 November 2023

UK law firm punished for lax sanctions controls on property transactions

The case is believed to be the first enforcement action by the UK’s legal sector regulator where the underlying compliance breaches concerned a failure to mitigate sanctions risks.

28 November 2023

US-sanctioned shipping company sues Reed Smith over failed tanker deal

A Dubai shipping company is seeking over $20 million in damages, claiming that the law firm scuppered the purchase of an oil tanker and committed a criminal offence in the UK in the process.

16 October 2023

FRC fines KPMG record £21m over Carillion audit failures

12 October 2023

DOJ seeks contempt charges against Fugees rapper’s ex-lawyers

Prosecutors accuse lawyers who defended Pras Michel at trial of violating a court protective order by sharing sensitive government documents with reporters in a bid to influence the jury pool. Michel has since ditched the lawyers for new representation.

28 September 2023

SEC charges investment firm with failing to register work for sanctioned Russian oligarch

20 September 2023

Papua New Guinea to file charges over UBS loan case

08 September 2023

US appeals judges question reopening Boeing DPA over 737 Max crashes

Families of the crash victims say prosecutors negotiated the deferred prosecution agreement in secret and violated their rights by not allowing them to weigh in on the deal.

26 July 2023

Former Julius Baer bankers win appeal against FCA bans

An administrative appeals court criticised the Financial Conduct Authority for an “extremely troubling” failure to disclose an email that undermined parts of the agency’s case theory.

14 June 2023

Neil Gerrard: ENRC is secretly funding lawsuits to “exact personal revenge”

Retired Dechert partner Neil Gerrard has accused a Kazakh mining company of secretly “coordinating and funding” a series of UK lawsuits against him.

26 May 2023

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