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4.10.21

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

Brett Wilson LLP has again 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 (described as ‘superb’) and Max Campbell (noted for his ‘brilliant judgement and [standing] out among solicitors in this area for his strategic approach’) have been…

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9.09.21

Scams boom during Trading Standards backlog

This Summer, Citizens Advice reported an unprecedented boom in fraudulent scams during the lockdown. The first five months of 2020 were compared to the same period in 2021. Overall, the number of scams attempted via email rose by 667%. Scams by telephone calls were up 60%. It was sadly predictable that the scammers would play…

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Frozen bank accounts and suspicious activity reports: extension of the moratorium period

How long can a bank freeze your account for is a common question when an individual’s bank account is under investigation. Where a bank account has been frozen following a Suspicious Activity Report (‘SAR’) to the National Crime Agency (NCA) there is an initial period of seven working days during which the NCA investigate whether…

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21.12.20

I have been served with a Production Order. What should I do?

A Production Order requires a person to provide material in their possession to an appropriate officer or to allow access to the material.  Production Orders can be obtained by the Police, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the National Crime Agency (NCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and other authorities deemed to be ‘appropriate officers’….

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3.12.20

Restraint Orders and Living Expenses: What is reasonable?

Restraint Orders are creatures of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and may be imposed where there is a criminal investigation or prosecution. A Restraint Order allows provision for reasonable living expenses, but provision for legal expenses for the underlying criminal proceedings are specifically precluded. But what is the extent of the living expenses that…

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23.11.20

Brett Wilson LLP’s offices open for face-to-face consultations

Brett Wilson LLP’s London offices have reopened for face-to-face consultations.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype, Teams or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff is of paramount importance.  The firm has a rigorous Covid-19 protocol, approved by the British Safety Council.  All staff and visitors are…

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22.10.20

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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7.10.20

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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1.10.20

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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23.09.20

Brett Wilson LLP offices remain open for face to face consultations

After a review of the revised government guidance on 23 September 2020, the partners have determined that the firm’s offices will remain open for clients who wish to attend socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations. Clients who prefer to have a Skype or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff…

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