David Walbank QC discusses recent developments in Business Crime

June 25, 2021

A significant proportion of the video case reviews on his CrimeCast.Law website relate to cases of Fraud, Corruption, Regulatory Offences, International Mutual Assistance and the Proceeds of Crime. The caselaw reviewed within the past 3 months, in both current CrimeCast.Law series (‘The Key Cases of 2021’ and ‘Ten Recent Criminal Appeals’) includes in reverse order of release date:

  • Polakowski v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2021] 1 WLR 2521 on the effect of Brexit on the European Arrest Warrant regime
  • R (Director of Legal Aid Casework) v Southwark Crown Court [2021] 1 WLR 2779 on the capital contribution in a major tax fraud prosecution under the VHCC regime
  • Fernando v Savananthan [2021] EWHC 652 (Admin) on the doctrine of residual diplomatic immunity
  • R (Russnak-Johnston) v Reading Magistrates’ Court [2021] 1 WLR 2444 on false or misleading statements in response to planning contravention notices
  • Meekey v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [2021] 2 WLR 648 on the limitation of actions under the Police (Property) Act 1897
  • James v White Lion Hotel (A Partnership) [2021] 2 WLR 911 on Health & Safety prosecutions and the intersection between criminal and tortious liability
  • London Borough of Barnet v Kamyab [2021] EWCA Crim 543 on planning prosecutions and the powers of the CACD in confiscation appeals
  • Privacy International v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2021] 2 WLR 970 on computer hacking warrants issued by the Foreign Secretary under the Intelligence Services Act 1994
  • R v Reynolds (Nicholas) [2020] 4 WLR 16 on summing up SFO prosecutions for international bribery and corruption
  • R (Bussetti) v DPP [2020] EWHC 3004 (Admin) on the minimum requirements for the contents of a written case stated
  • R (Begum) v SIAC [2021] 2 WLR 556 on entry clearance and leave to enter the UK
  • Collins (John Kenneth) v DPP [2021] EWHC 634 (Admin) on the default term of imprisonment in confiscation orders imposed on co-conspirators
  • Hamilton v Post Office Ltd [2021] 1 Cr App R 17 on private prosecutions for false accounting based on a defective computerised accounting system
  • R v A, B, D & C [2021] 2 WLR 1301 on the admissibility of Encrochat communications supplied by the French authorities to UK law enforcement
  • R (KBR) v SFO [2021] 2 WLR 335 on the extra-territorial effect of the Director’s power to require the production of information under section 2(3) Criminal Justice Act 1987

For free access to all these and many other video case reviews on recent developments in Business Crime, including the ‘The Top 50 Cases of 2019’ and ‘The Top 50 Cases of 2020’, visit [https://CrimeCast.Law/].