The Introduction of a Plea Negotiation Framework for Fraud Cases

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In response to Recommendation 62 of The Fraud Review published in July 2006, the Attorney General appointed a working group to devise a plea negotiation framework for fraud cases. The fundamental proposal is that the parties conduct confidential negotiations and make a written agreement which includes a guilty plea, agreed facts and a recommended sentence which they will submit to the court.

Government announce Stamp Duty 'holiday'

With Watson Burton LLP Law FirmOn 2 September 2008, The Treasury announced that there would be an exemption to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for land transactions involving purely residential property where the value is up to £175,000.The relief…

Restraint of trade and deliberately misleading employer

With Watson Burton LLP Law FirmRestrictive covenants amount to a form of restraint of trade, and therefore they will only be upheld as enforceable by courts if they protect a legitimate business interest. However it is theoretically possible for…

NEC3 and the Olympics

With Watson Burton LLP Law FirmThe Beijing Olympics have now taken place and, before we know it, the London 2012 Olympics will be looming. Work is already underway in order for everything to be ready on time and Olympic…

Building Regulations - Extensions of Time

With Watson Burton LLP Law FirmOn 10 March 2008 the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/671) were made which come into force on 6 April 2008. This instrument amends the Building Regulations 2000 by extending the provisions of section…

A Darker Shade of Green?

With Watson Burton LLP Law FirmWith emerging Government policies on environmental issues (notably the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Part L Buildings Regulations and the Corporate Social Responsibility provisions of the Companies Act), the property industry is facing pressure…

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