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Month: September 2011


18.09.11

sFO Head says that reckless bankers should end up in jail

Richard Alderman, Head of the serious Fraud Office, is reported as saying that the current law is defective so far as the criminal liability of corporations and senior individuals in financial institutions is concerned.  Mr Alderman is quote in the sunday Times as saying “..if you are running a bank and you run it recklessly and you…

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Legal privilege/confidential information – JsC BTA Bank v solodchenko and others

JsC BTA Bank v solodchenko and others was an interesting decision in which the Chancery Division was asked to explore the boundaries between the closely related doctrines of legal professional privilege and the duty to protect confidential information. Henderson J ruled that the Court did have jurisdiction to order the disclosure of confidential information from the Respondent…

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