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For Fear of Learning an Inconvenient Truth: Third-Party Liability in Fraudulent Trading

Parties within a chain of transactions may face liability for dishonesty and assistance, even if they do not have actual knowledge of fraud. By Stuart Alford QC and Yasmina Vaziri The recent judgment in Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) & ors v. NatWest Markets plc & Anor [2020] EWHC 546 (Ch) provides a timely illustration … Continue Reading

UK Supreme Court Redefines Criminal Dishonesty Test

By Stuart Alford QC, Daniel Smith and Clare Nida The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the criminal dishonesty test in R v Ghosh is wrong and that courts should no longer follow this test. The recent decision in Ivey v Genting Casinos clarifies that the test for dishonesty in all proceedings (criminal and … Continue Reading
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