Chancery Lane Chats
Alan Ward on whether Unexplained Wealth Orders are the solution to McMafia corruption


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What exactly are McMafia laws and what does it have to do with Mrs Hajiyeva spending £16 million in Harrods? Alan Ward, a senior lawyer at Stephenson Harwood specialising in corporate and white-collar crime, uncovers the details of the UK’s controversial anti-money laundering powers in Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) to begin combating £4.4 billion of London’s criminal assets – both its background and its problems including unfairness and resourcing shortages to an accounting nightmare.