"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” An immortal piece of advice delivered to Michael Corleone by his father Don Vito Corleone, heads of the fictional Mafia crime family depicted in the Hollywood movie series "The Godfather".

"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” An apt quotation from Tolstoy’s novel ‘Anna Karenina’ cited by Mrs Justice Knowles in the London High Court this week, as she ruled that the son of Russian billionaire tycoon Farkhad Akhmedo

The Foreign Secretary told Parliament this week that the UK’s status as a global financial centre “makes us an attractive location for investment, but it also makes us a honeypot, a lightning rod for corrupt actors

We all like a bit of tender loving care. But nowadays the thing we are most used to is not TLC but KYC.

The asset tracing and investigation sector operates in an age where ethics and compliance are non-negotiable. Our mantra has to be accountability, transparency and legality.

New powers have been given to Companies House, the UK government agency which incorporates companies. In its enhanced role, Companies House will now be working much more closely with law enforcement in helping them to identify when bad actors