25th October - Law News

2495th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: On creating the sculpture for Australia's national apology to victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Focus of the Day Article:
The Serious Fraud Office’s desire to pursue so-called ‘blockbuster’ cases against multinationals is taking its focus away from targeting other fraudsters – some of which may have caused greater damages to businesses, City lawyers have claimed. The number of restraint orders, which allow the SFO to confiscate assets suspected to be the result of fraud, halved from eight in the year ending 31 March 2017 to four in the past year. At the same time, the SFO has embarked on high profile cases against major companies including Barclays and reached a record deferred prosecution agreement with Rolls Royce.

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