RLC Fraud Practice Group Webinar (recording available)

November 2, 2022 18:00-19:15

Chaired by Michael Goodwin KC, this webinar will provide practitioners with an update on the following:

  • Inching Closer: The Expansion of the Failure to Prevent Model: Anita will review the Law Commission’s recent options paper for the reform of corporate criminal liability, and the new possible corporate offences and defences.
  • The changing face of fraud post-pandemic: Jack will discuss the ever-changing tactics used by fraudsters during the pandemic and beyond; weakened defences of the state: then and now; and what the future may hold: new lines of attack by fraudsters and the response of law enforcement.
  • Criminal fraud cases updater: Hugh will cover cases of considerable interest to the fraud practitioner.
  • Headline developments in criminal property law, including within the crypto fraud space: Andrew will focus on important developments in property law which those dealing in financial crime, asset recovery and fraud should be aware of.

Please find the handout here: [Fraud Webinar Handout]


  • Michael Goodwin KC

    Michael Goodwin KC defends and prosecutes the most serious and complex high-profile financial crime and serious crime cases. He is ranked as a leading silk in financial crime and has been instructed in some of the largest serious fraud litigation to be investigated and brought before the courts. He prosecutes regularly for the Serious Fraud Office.

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  • Anita Clifford
    Anita Clifford

    Anita Clifford has appeared in civil and criminal cases involving allegations of Fraud and money laundering. She has advised on a wide range of POCA issues, including being led on high value and sensitive matters. She has also advised on several individuals, firms and companies as sole counsel on anti-money laundering, asset forfeiture and other POCA matters.

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  • Jack Talbot
    Jack Talbot

    Jack Talbot has developed considerable expertise in fraud, corruption and business crime. He has been listed as a leading junior in fraud in the Legal 500 directory since 2016 and was appointed to the SFO Panel of Advocates at Grades C then B, between 2009-2020. He is a CPS Fraud Panel Advocate (Grade 4, highest grade) and is regularly instructed by the CPS’ Serious Economic Organised Crime and International Directorate in high-profile and challenging cases. He both defends and prosecutes cases involving corporate defendants and has provided expert advice concerning bribery and corruption charges in the public sector.

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  • Hugh French
    Hugh French

    Hugh French has been instructed by the Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS for several years and regularly acts as a leading junior, especially in cases involving HMRC.He also appears for the defence in fraud allegations and can advise individuals or companies who are under investigation or who have been charged.

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  • Andrew Herd
    Andrew Herd

    Andrew has experience in a range of practice areas including, crime, regulatory and civil work. He has dealt successfully with serious criminal matters for the defence from high value fraud through to attempted murder. He is also a member of the SFO C panel and prosecutes in specialist areas such as insolvency. Andrew’s regulatory practice involves advice to regulators, as well as professional discipline cases. Andrew has worked internationally, assisting with capacity building in Oman, and is a member of the Government Civilian Stabilisation Unit. Andrew holds an LLB (first class) and LLM (with distinction). He is also a contributor to the practitioner text Arlidge on Fraud.

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