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Flagship 7-year HMRC investigation collapses

The prosecution of four defendants for money laundering and evasion of duty offences collapsed due to the prosecution’s failure to comply with its disclosure obligations. All four defendants were acquitted. The HMRC case involved allegations relating to the smuggling of millions of cigarettes and evasion of duty on substantial amounts…Read more

Changes to Criminal Offences under the Data Protection Act 2018

The data protection regime underwent a monumental change in recent weeks, with the enactment of GDPR and the Data Protection Act (‘DPA’) 2018. Perhaps overlooked are the changes which was made to criminal offences under the Act. This article will provide an overview of the key changes, of which…Read more