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Month: October 2020


Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2021 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for being an ‘astute and bold lawyer who is not afraid to take on any sort of challenge in media and civil litigation. He has an impressive creative and courageous edge…

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Divorce in the time of Covid-19

Earlier this year, as China began to lift lockdown restrictions, it was reported that there was a rapid increase in married couples filing for divorce. China publishes its divorce statistics annually, so the evidence is anecdotal, but the media reported that separations surged in March as married couples began to be able to leave the…

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Cameras in court: should we be doing more to facilitate open justice in the civil system?

Media lawyers will have experienced, or at least be aware of, an anonymised claimant having been stripped of their anonymity by a court.  MLA became Rhodes, PNM became Khuja and JMO and KTA became Khan and Khan etc.  In each case, the court decided in favour of the overarching principle of open justice. The principles…

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Frozen bank account and no explanation? Suspicious Activity Reports and the high street bank customer

Has your bank account been frozen without any explanation from your bank?  Or is your bank account under investigation? What is a Suspicious Activity Report [SAR] and how might it affect your bank account?   SARs have been with us for nearly 20 years, but to many outside the regulated sector they are a somewhat unfamiliar…

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Success for National Crime Agency following Unexplained Wealth Order

Mansoor Hussain, a property developer from Leeds has agreed to pay the National Crime Agency the sum of £10m following evidence submitted pursuant to an Unexplained Wealth Order. A Civil Recovery Order confirming the settlement was apparently made in the High Court on 2 October 2020. It has been reported that Mr Hussain was not…

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CCRC refers its 750th case to the Court of Appeal

Brett Wilson client Ahmed Mohammed has had his case referred by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to the Court of Appeal.  The Court of Appeal will now consider an appeal against a conviction for sexual offences that followed a trial at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court in 2004. This referral is the 750th case to be…

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Brett Wilson LLP’s departments and lawyers recognised by Legal 500

Brett Wilson LLP has been recommended in three categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) Media and communications law partners Iain Wilson (noted for his ‘sharp intellect and an absolute commitment to the client’s cause’) and Max Campbell (‘a rising star… with a deep knowledge…

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