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In one of the worst kept secrets of recent times, the case of Rihan v EY Global and others has reached its first major milestone - a formal hearing before the English High Court. It's all about money laundering, skulduggery and all that sexy stuff. But that's just froth. The real meat of the Order comes in the far less seductive part of the case - the choice of venue and corporate responsibility for downstream malfeasance.
As I am putting to bed what might be the most ambitious project we will tackle for a while at financialcrimeriskandcompliancetraining.com , a course designed for teenagers and young people up to 24 years of age on avoiding being a victim of financial crime, one big issue has been added at the last minute - the range of conduct that criminals are adopting as their response to the coronavirus / CoVid-19 epidemic / pandemic. Across the world, there are more and more examples of conduct, both in both the physical and cyber worlds.
While doing that, I've been doing the final checks on the rest of the content including the so-called "county lines" problem are very valuable.
Romans blamed "The Ides of March" for the all kinds of things, mostly unpleasant. English myth talks about "mad March hares" which run around, aimlessly, in fields where they would normally hide.
But we can think of March as the month where we will see the first signs of spring (at least those of us above the equator can), half way from the longest night to the longest day and with shoots appearing and the first lambs of the season.
So, March is also a time of renewal - and perfect for fresh ideas, hence "The Ideas of March."