Fiona Jackson delivers Regional Mutual Legal Assistance workshop in Uzbekistan

Fiona Jackson was invited to Uzbekistan last week by the National Crime Agency and the British Embassy in Tashkent to deliver a three-day Regional Mutual Legal Assistance workshop as part of a team.  Delegates attended from prosecuting and police agencies in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.     

During the workshop, which was designed to increase knowledge and awareness of international legislative asset recovery frameworks and worldwide mutual legal assistance capabilities, Fiona spoke on The International Financial Landscape – Legal Frameworks, Non-Conviction Based Confiscation, and Drafting Mutual Legal Assistance Requests, including an overview of the new Unexplained Wealth Orders and the detail required in MLA requests.  Delegates were also taken through practical exercises to draft international MLA requests in criminal and civil asset recovery proceedings, and worked through a comprehensive immersive training exercise designed by AML Consulting Ltd to enable them to manage and process financial enquiries and MLA requests in a time-pressured environment.

If you would like to find out more, or instruct Fiona, please contact the Practice Directors.  

Breakfast Seminar 2: International Assistance and Sanctions

On Thursday 28 June 2012 the Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC will hold its second breakfast seminar in our spring/summer series. We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us.

The seminar will take place from 08:15 – 09:45 in our seminar rooms located at 33 Chancery Lane, London and will be followed by refreshments.

The seminar will be accredited with 1.5 CPD points and there will be opportunities for questions to the panel.

This second interactive seminar will be chaired by Mr Alistair Webster QC and our panel of speakers will cover the following issues:

International assistance & Sanctions

Stephen Hellman – Issues in international assistance for criminal asset recovery

  • Cross-border competition for asset recovery: the Stanford International Bank litigation;
  • Jurisdictional overreach? Perry v SOCA and the civil recovery of assets in other jurisdictions;
  • SFO v King and the proper ambit of an external restraint order.

Guest Speaker- Christopher Edwards, Mourant Ozannes

  • Offshore courts assisting foreign parties in civil corruption cases;
  • What tools are available?
  • What treatment can you expect from an offshore court ?
  • A case study from the Soeharto regime.

Faisal Osman - Sanctions

  • Legislative Sources: from UN Security Council resolutions to domestic law;
  • Subjects: sanctions lists, where to find them, who is on them, notice of additions and removals;
  • Restrictions: the implications of being on a sanctions list;
  • Breaches: criminal offences, penalties and defences;
  • Licenses: the license regime and how to secure an exemption;
  • Removals: How to remove a subject from the list;
  • Case law: Recent developments.

Email Natalie Barnard ( to book a place or for further questions.