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Issue #20 - 06.04.2004
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 WHY AFRICA?
By Sir Bob Geldof
Delivered at St Paul's Cathedral on 20th April 2004 as the Bar Human Rights Committee Bi-Annual Lecture

THE CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION:
REVIEWING MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE.

By Professor Graham Zellick, Chairman of the CCRC and Bencher of the Middle Temple
The United Kingdom can take some pride in the fact that it has bespoke machinery to deal with miscarriages of justice. Almost no other country has such machinery and accordingly must either place total reliance on the ordinary criminal justice processes or leave the correction of errors discovered subsequently to executive action. 

Bar Chairman Stephen Irwin QC reflects on a fast moving first quarter of 2004.
One of the key debates during the first part of this year has been how to balance the interests of justice with the need to protect society amid a seemly ever-present threat of terror attacks.

Electronic Forensics in an International Environment
By Darren Michael BSc, Senior Electronic Forensic Examiner, Data Clinic

International computer crime has an enormous technical dimension that cuts across many leading edge technologies and platforms. This dimension raises an inordinate burden of proof that falls heavily upon the computer forensic scientists  

Pensions- The Saga Continues

By Richard Cobbold, Buzzacott Financial Services Ltd

On the 10th December 2003, the Treasury published its second consultation document, summarising its proposals for simplifying pension rules and regulations. There follows a summary of the main points, together with some brief comments giving Buzzacott Financial Services Ltd’s reaction to the document. 

Expert Witnesses in the dock
By Brian Thompson, Secretary, The Expert Witness Institute

The role and use of expert witnesses has come under increasing critical scrutiny following the recent high profile cases involving the possibility of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Certain experts have been publicly castigated for their perceived role in convicting “innocent” mothers. . 

Effective communications: Getting it right with a website.
By James Tuke, co-founder, Intendance Ltd
London-based website developers and consultants Intendance, reveals how their new survey shows the extent to which rs and accountants. 

TIME TO CLEAN UP BUSINESS AND INJECT REAL SUBSTANCE INTO ‘CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY’
By Sarah Green, Amnesty International UK

The current laws governing corporate conduct were set out nearly 150 years ago and are seen by many as inadequate in a global economy with complex supply chains. The products of continuing with this laissez-faire approach have included cases of business complicity in serious human rights abuses, such as multinational oil companies accused of retaining security firms who beat and executed protestors in Nigeria and Colombia, and diamond companies trading with criminal networks and militia groups who raped and murdered thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Psychology of a tax investigation

By Barry Draper, Principal, Forensic Accountancy Services
Given my background, I’m something of an oddity in the world of forensic accounting, having spent five years as an investigator of serious frauds with the Inland Revenue before returning to the accountancy profession in the late 1980s.
 

Radical New Approaches to Cope with a Radically New Environment:
Using Advanced Computer Forensics to Prevent, Discover and Defend Against Corporate Fraud and Theft.
By Stephen Judge, President and CEO
Data Recovery UK Limited

In even the most liberal of democracies worldwide, there is an unpleasant aspect to tax law and enforcement: You are guilty until proven innocent.

Bar Chairman Stephen Irwin QC reflects on a fast moving first quarter of 2004.
One of the key debates during the first part of this year has been how to balance the interests of justice with the need to protect society amid a seemly ever-present threat of terror attacks.

 
 
 
 
 

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