Money Laundering tightens

DNDLAW on REGULATION: Plans for strict new anti-money laundering controls  The Home Office has published reforms to the UK’s anti-money laundering regime. New powers will allow the authorities to issue ‘unexplained wealth orders’ requiring individuals to declare the source of their wealth, along with new powers to allow seizure of money from bank accounts where…

IHT and Agricultural Relief

JPHLAW Guide to Agricultural Property Relief When is it available? It is available on the agricultural value of agricultural property which is transferred either in life (gift) or on death. The property must not be subject to a binding contract for sale. What is agricultural property? It is property in the UK, Channel Islands, the…

Privacy Injunctions Celebrity ‘threesome’ injunction: Bercow bans MPs from naming couple Commons speaker John Bercow has banned MPs from revealing the identity of the “celebrity threesome” couple in the House of Commons. An MP is said to have been planning to use parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of the mystery couple, whose identities have…

Privacy Injunctions pointless

Injunction becomes increasingly pointless Several papers comment on the injunction which prevents the reporting in the UK of a celebrity’s sex life, despite details being reported on the web and in the US press. The Mail reveals that the celebrity, along with the couple they were involved with, was named in unedited court documents which…

RSPCA Criticised RSPCA should be stripped of role of prosecutor The RSPCA should be stripped of its right to pursue hunts or pet owners through the courts, police chiefs have told MPs. The National Police Chiefs Council said in a submission to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs committee that animal welfare prosecutions should be…