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Fraud and Financial Crime Update

Speaker: Josie Welland
Chambers: Rahman Ravelli

Josie is a highly-rated associate solicitor who specialises in the defence of white-collar crime cases. She has carved a reputation for insightful representation of both corporates and individuals facing
allegations of global economic wrongdoing or financial impropriety.

In this presentation, Josie provides an array of important updates: from covid-related frauds to changes in cryptocurrency regulation. In addition to important legislative developments, she illustrates the level of resource being implemented to tackle fraud in the UK, highlighting police statistics and significant cases. She ends by outlining arguments (and potential directions) regarding a need for reform of corporate liability offences.

Key words/topics

Fraud and Financial Crime

Covid-related Frauds

Cum-Ex Scandal Update

SFO Update


New Anti-Corruption Sanctions

CPS Update POCA Guidance

Record Fines


Online Fraud

Cyber Attacks

Crypto Offences

Corporate Criminal Liability

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Taxpayer Protection Taskforce

National Audit Office

KBR Judgement

Successor Liability

“Failure to disclose”

Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations).

Increase in Online Fraud, Cyber Attacks and Crypto Offences

Cryptocurrency Regulation

More about Josie Welland

Josie is known for her sensitive, intelligent management of investigations and prosecutions in a range of multi-jurisdictional matters. Her caseload has a particular focus on asset recovery as well as allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. At any given time, she is managing a busy client portfolio that covers a broad range of large, complex and cross-border contentious matters.

While adept at managing her own caseload from pre-action and investigation through to trial, Josie is also in demand among colleagues who routinely seek her assistance in complex and high-value cases. 

Josie’s widely-recognised expertise coupled with her ability to provide informed legal advice have made her popular with clients, colleagues and other figures in the legal profession. As a result, she has been heavily involved in some of the most significant bribery and corruption, tax evasion, cryptocurrency, money laundering and national and multinational fraud cases. She has extensive experience of representing clients in investigations brought by agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and HM Revenue and Custom.