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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

New Government Body Established To Tackle Financial Sanctions Breaches

Lynne Moss

On 31 March 2016 HM Treasury announced that the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation had been officially established. In that announcement, HM Treasury said that “OFSI will provide a high-quality service to the private sector, working closely with law enforcement to help ensure that financial sanctions are properly understood, implemented and enforced.”

Chancellor George Osborne also said that “Financial sanctions are a hugely important foreign policy and national security tool. Their effective implementation and enforcement are vital to their success.

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To Name Or Not To Name... That Is The Question

Fiona McAllister

At the beginning of this week (Monday 11 April), a Scottish newspaper published the names of the couple at the heart of the latest celebrity injunction scandal on its front page. In case you’ve somehow managed to miss it, an injunction* had been granted in England back in January which prevented The Sun from reporting details of a threesome one of the married pair allegedly had with another couple.

The story had already been published by a US newspaper last week but UK readers were not able to access the story online.

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How Strict Is Strict liability? Sharapova Drugs Test Once Again Highlights The Blurred Line Between Carelessness And Cheating

Roddy Cairns

The revelation last month that Maria Sharapova, arguably the world’s best known female tennis player, tested positive for the banned drug meldonium has shaken the sport to the core. Players have been lining up to have their say on the rights and wrongs of Sharapova’s actions, and rumours are rife that she will not be the last big name to be caught doping.

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