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Civil contempt of court is not an extraditable offence

In The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v O'Brien [2014] UKSC 23, the Supreme Court held that failure to comply with a criminal restraint order was a civil contempt of court and therefore, crucially, outside the ambit of the Extradition Act 2003.

Significant changes ahead for gambling adverts and sponsorship?

The extent of gambling advertising in the UK has come under increasing political scrutiny in recent months. These reviews could also have a significant impact on the worlds of advertising and sports, not only in terms of the possible impact on the revenue they obtain from gambling operators, but also from a regulatory compliance perspective.

FSC Report 2014

Stephen Coleclough reports on The United Kingdom in the Financial Services Centre 2014 report.