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New ways of working pose money laundering risks

Your Expert Witness pound coinsOne of the areas of practice attracting much attention in the world of the expert witness is also, according to reports in the legal press, attracting the attention of money launderers. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an area of increased risk from criminals laundering money, as is litigation, the Law Society has warned.

Another risk is the potential for organised criminals to "seek to invest in legal practices through the licensing of alternative business structures", another blossoming trend in the legal profession.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:30


Study points to potential new treatment for deadly pancreatic cancer

Your Expert Witness PancreaticCancer Research UK-funded scientists have shown how a promising new class of drugs might be used to treat aggressive forms of pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Nature.

Pancreatic cancer kills around 8,000 people every year and, although survival rates are gradually improving, fewer than one in five patients survive their disease for a year or more.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:44


Clay Cross wins RICS regeneration award

Your Expert Witness Clay CrossThe Clay Cross redevelopment scheme triumphed in the regeneration category last night at the prestigious RICS Awards 2012 in the East Midlands region.

Located in North East Derbyshire, the small town of Clay Cross underwent a transformational change following the completion of phase one in the £30million New Bridge Street regeneration scheme. The complex project completed in January 2011, reclaimed approximately 20 acres of derelict land to rejuvenate it into a mixed use scheme incorporating retail, Dr’s Surgery and public space. Over 100,000 cubic metres of colliery spoil was removed from the site prior to development.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:32


APIL’s new man at the helm slams insurers and Cameron

Your Expert Witness Karl TonksOn 19 April the annual conference of APIL, the Association of Personal Injury lawyers was treated to what one of its founder members, Roger Pannone, described as “probably the best I've ever heard from a president”.

The speech was made by APIL’s incoming president Karl Tonks and it took the form of a sustained attack on insurance companies, the Government and LASPO.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:49


Wetherby forensic lab closure within days

Your Expert Witness wetherby forensicA forensic science laboratory where high-profile criminal cases have been dealt with is to close its doors at the end of the month.

The work undertaken by the scientists in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, is to be transferred to a private firm in Wakefield with the loss of 130 jobs.

The Home Office has said the service was economically unviable and incurred "huge losses".

Union Prospect said it was "deeply disappointed" by the closure.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:51