IN THIS ISSUE
A New Age of Enforcement - Administrative Sanctions on the Rise
Collaring White Collar Crime - Criminal Justice Act 2011 Enters into Force
Recent Supreme Court decision on the right to be heard - audi alteram partem
Recent Supreme Court decision on compliance with fair procedures

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Introduction
Welcome to the Winter 2011 edition of the Regulatory and Investigations Group e-zine. In this issue, we feature key developments on regulatory investigations and white collar crime.
IN THIS ISSUE
A New Age of Enforcement - Administrative Sanctions on the Rise
It has certainly been a busy year for the Enforcement Directorate of the Central Bank of Ireland. A new regime of tougher regulation was signalled by the CBI’s Director of Enforcement, Peter Oakes, in his introduction to the CBI’s Enforcement Strategy 2011-2012 guide in December 2010.
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Collaring White Collar Crime - Criminal Justice Act 2011 Enters into Force
In what can be regarded as a further product of the fallout from the banking crisis, the new Criminal Justice Act 2011 was signed into law on 2 August 2011. The Act introduces substantial changes to the law relating to the investigation of white collar crime.
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Recent Supreme Court decision on the right to be heard - audi alteram partem
In a recent Supreme Court decision, a tribunal of inquiry which refused to hear a party's submissions before making findings affecting his interests was found to have acted contrary to fair procedures.
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Recent Supreme Court decision on compliance with fair procedures
Certain findings of a High Court Inspectors' report investigating illegal off-shore accounts have been quashed after the Supreme Court found that fair procedures had not been followed.
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