New UK civil sanctions powers in force

On 1 April 2017, Part 8 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into force, which gives HM Treasury in the UK a number of new sanctions enforcement powers. In particular: HM Treasury is now able to impose civil monetary penalties (fines) for breaches of financial sanctions and for information breaches. The maximum is £1 million or 50% of...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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