Consultancy: Radio, TV, Film, Literature, Drama

While editors check language and structure and, often, the "flow" of a work, and fact-checkers make sure that there are no gaffs that set a work on the wrong side of history, there is an oft-neglected area that puts many writers on the wrong side of the law.

Financial crime isn't easy to write about for the simple reason that it wouldn't exist if governments didn't make it exist.

So while the principles have long existed in the laws of contract and tort, they were not crimes.

Financial crime laws, particularly in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing, are especially interesting as they bridge the two principle systems of law in use around the world: the English Common Law and Equity as against the Roman/Napoleonic/Civil approaches.

It is because of this bridge that there is much common ground about such laws around the world. And yet, there is much inconsistency based not on fundamental differences in system but in intra-jurisdiction attitudes.

That's all quite technical. You probably don't need that level of technicality.

Where most mistakes in relation to financial crime risk and compliance, law and regulation, occur in the arts is because of generally available mis-information.

That's why production companies need me.

Journalists, newspapers, magazines have similar reasons to consult me before publication.

Journalism and writing schools will find that to engage me to present a class will prepare students for this growing subject area.

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