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Oliver Powell and Sophie O’Sullivan Contribute to the Government’s Public Sector Counter Fraud Journal

Oliver Powell and Sophie O’Sullivan were delighted to contribute to the latest issue of the Government’s Public Sector Counter Fraud Journal, with an article exploring how the UK justice system has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oliver Powell and Sophie O’Sullivan have been published in Issue 5 of the Public Sector Fraud Journal.

The Government’s Public Sector Counter Fraud Journal explores the current challenges the government faces when tackling fraud. This issue includes articles on:

  • Updates on Government Counter Fraud Function’s COVID-19 response
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the insurance industry
  • Trust and verification
  • Digital detectives in the NHS
  • COVID-19 and UK justice system
  • Taking the opportunity to make a change
  • Modern slavery and economic crime
  • Black Swans

Oliver and Sophie wrote about how the UK justice system has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article analyses the scope of The Coronavirus Act 2020, the emergency legislation that received Royal Assent and became UK law on 25 March 2020. It also considers access to justice during lockdown and how civil and criminal proceedings have been affected.

It can be accessed by clicking here.

About the authors:

Oliver Powell is ranked in both Chambers & Partners(UK) and The Legal 500. He undertakes
instructions that involve the regulation of business activity and commerce. His practice encompasses: asset forfeiture & civil recovery; business crime; commercial fraud; financial services; indirect tax and sanctions.

Sophie O’Sullivan practices in business crime and regulation. She undertakes instruction in matters relating to commercial fraud and financial crime, financial services, confiscation and asset recovery, corporate investigations, health and safety and professional regulation.

Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications 4 Jun, 2020

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