David Walbank KC Adds 40 New Video Case Reviews To CrimeCast.Law

April 12, 2023

Business Crime Specialist, David Walbank KC has uploaded more than 40 Videos in his current series of CrimeCast.Law Case Reviews.

With a strong emphasis on white collar fraud, bribery & corruption, money laundering and regulatory compliance, this ongoing series includes reviews of each of the following cases:

R v AUH; R v BIY [2023] 1 WLR 106
“Was a local authority’s power to prosecute criminal offences under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 subject to the ‘local expediency’ test enshrined in the general power to prosecute and defend proceedings under s.222(1) of the Local Government Act 1972?”

Chief Constable of Merseyside Police v Bennett [2023] 1 Cr App R 10
“Could cash, which had been seized under s.294 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, but which subsequently could not be shown to equal or exceed the ‘minimum amount’ of £1000, nonetheless be the subject of forfeiture proceedings under s.298 of the Act?”

R (United Trade Action Group Ltd) v Transport for London [2023] 1 WLR 367
“Black cab drivers judicially reviewed TfL’s renewal of a private hire vehicle operator’s licence to a taxi App service, alleging unfair competitive practices. But were Free Now drivers ‘plying for hire’ under the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869?”

R (COL) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2022] 2 Cr App R 14
“Can ‘fraud by abuse of position’ arise from the relationship of employer and employee? And can misrepresentations in a Certificate of Sponsorship for visa purposes operate a deception upon the employee in question as well as on the immigration authorities?”

R v Luckhurst (Andrew John) [2022] 1 WLR 3818
“In the case of parallel criminal and civil proceedings based on essentially the same facts and evidence, were legal expenses in civil proceedings caught by the same prohibition as prevented a criminal restraint order being varied so as to enable the defendant to pay privately for his defence?”

Cojanu v Essex Partnership University NHS Trust [2022] 4 WLR 33
“The case underlines that all are equal before the law. Convicted criminals, even those who are imprisoned for the gravest of crimes but who later lie about that fact in civil proceedings, will not thereby be shut out from their remedies before the civil courts.”

USA v Assange [2022] HRLR 3
“Following the request to extradite Julian Assange to the United States on charges of obtaining and disclosing national security material, the US Government appealed from a District Judge’s decision to discharge Mr Assange, given the conditions in which he was likely to be incarcerated.”

R v Andrewes (Jon) [2023] 1 All ER 443
“The case related to an extreme version of ‘CV padding’ and concerned the proportionality of confiscation proceedings brought against a convicted CV fraudster, who had performed well in his job and given full value for his fraudulently obtained salary.”

Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Athens Court of Appeal v O’Connor [2022] 1 WLR 903
“Can a distinction properly be drawn between the actions of a requested person, who has done everything reasonably possible to give notice of appeal against an extradition order within the permitted time limit, and the actions of his lawyer, who has not?”

R (Lynch) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2022] 1 WLR 2065
“The case related to an extradition request from the US to the UK following a highly contentious corporate takeover. It threw into sharp relief the question whether it is ultimately for the politicians or for the judges to drive the timetable for a final decision on whether extradition should go ahead.”

Palmview Estates Ltd v Thurrock Council [2022] 1 WLR 1896
“The case concerned the Health and Safety legislation relating to houses in multiple occupation and, specifically, the ambit of the defence of ‘reasonable excuse’ for failure to obtain a licence to control or manage a property where a licence is required.”

ZXC v Bloomberg LP [2022] AC 1158
“The Supreme Court considered whether a suspect under criminal investigation, but not yet charged, has a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding the ongoing inquiry.”

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