THE NEW TORT OF MALICIOUS PROSECUTION OF CIVIL PROCEEDINGS: CLAIMANTS SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION

On 10th May, Walker Morris published an article saying that, in 2016 the UK Supreme Court established the tort of malicious prosecution in civil proceedings.  In the first such claim to be tried, Willers v Joyce, the High Court has now provided essential legal and practical guidance on this new legal cause of action.  The tort offers a brand-new cause of action for a defendant who has suffered as a result of the malicious prosecution of civil proceedings against it, for which there was no reasonable and probable cause.

https://www.walkermorris.co.uk/publications/malicious-prosecution-of-civil-proceedings-claimants-should-proceed-with-caution/

See also, for more background –

https://www.walkermorris.co.uk/publications/malicious-prosecution-civil-proceedings-new-option-victims-malicious-claims/

EU REGULATION LAYING DOWN AML/CFT STANDARDS FOR INSTITUTIONS WITH BRANCHES AND SUBSIDIARIES IN THIRD COUNTRIES

EU Regulation 2019/758/EU lays down the minimum standards with regard to regulatory technical standards for the minimum action and the type of additional measures credit and financial institutions must take to mitigate money laundering and terrorist financing risk in certain third countries, where financial institutions operate a branch or subsidiary in third countries – where a third country’s law does not permit the implementation of group-wide policies and procedures.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.125.01.0004.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2019:125:TOC

EU AMENDS 1 ENTRY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SANCTIONS LIST

EU Regulation 2019757/EU replaces the previous entry in its sanctions list for Abdoulaye HISSENE, the former Minister of Youth and Sports as part of the Cabinet for the Central African Republic’s former President Michel Djotodia.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.125.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2019:125:TOC

The UK and Isle of Man followed suit on 14th May –

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/801605/Notice_Central_African_Republic_2019_757.pdf

https://www.gov.im/news/2019/may/14/financial-sanctions-central-african-republic/

MAJORCA: SECOND “VIAGRA” ARREST IN A FEW DAYS

The Majorca Daily Bulletin reported on 13th May that a Bulgarian with 22 kg of Viagra in a suitcase was arrested at Son Sant Joan Airport, and a 43-year-old was caught with over 4,500 Kamagra and Cialis pills.  Viagra and Cialis are available from pharmacies with a prescription, and there is a black market with the price for a pack of four is between €20 and €25.

https://www.majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2019/05/13/55407/second-viagra-arrest-few-days.html