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Tax Law
Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in money laundering offences, tax evasion and the legal mechanisms that deal with the proceeds of other criminal conduct. In a lively and easy to following format, Jonathan Fisher QC guides listeners through the key legislation and concepts in this area of the law, highlighting common points of difficulty and practical solutions. This podcast looks at money laundering offences and the key legal concepts and tests that underpin those offences.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the role and priorities of the prosecuting authorities for AML and tax evasion offences;
  • Understand the statutory basis for the common money laundering offences and what they each entails;
  • Know the definition of criminal property and at what point property becomes ‘criminal’;
  • Understand the key threshold of ‘knowing or suspecting’ property to be criminal property?;
  • Understand what is meant by ‘criminal conduct’.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Parts 2, 5, 6, 7;
  • Shah v HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1154.

This pair of podcast with expert Jonathon Fisher QC who specialises in tax investigations, business crime, commercial fraud and money laundering reviews the legislative framework and key legal concepts that have developed as the law has attempt to identify and stamp-out the benefits derived from criminal conduct. Part 1 focuses on the money laundering offences with Part 2 focusing more on the taxation angle of the proceeds of crime and confiscation of criminal property.

Podcast recorded: 30/01/12

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