Offshorealert Conference 2017

Looking forward to getting more advice on catching a certain Swiss Fraudster Lance Ranger, Attendus, Zug and modern day grave robber at the Offshorealert Conference.

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Offshoreallert Conference, 13-14th November 2017, Grange Street, St Paul鈥檚 Hotel London

Monday looks interesting with Mark Chudleigh Partner Sedgwick LLP

Regulating The World’s Most Protected Species: Offshore Lawyers

Lawyers are front and centre of every financial scheme, both legal and illegal, and are there again if a scheme collapses, representing both management and victims.

When it comes to offshore jurisdictions, they seem to operate with impunity.

This session will look at existing and prospective laws to regulate offshore lawyers.

Including :

路 Cayman’s Legal Practitioners Bill;

路 The BVI Legal Professions Act 2015;

路 Recent case law regarding the recovery of foreign lawyers’ costs in litigation;

路 The entry of foreign law firms, lawyers and Insolvency Practitioners into local jurisdictions, the practice of ‘postboxing’, and the practice of offshore law/corporate restructuring in foreign jurisdictions;

路 Local rules regarding the use of London QCs/junior barristers in Court hearings;

路 Local debates (legal, political, regulatory) regarding the use of Conditional Fee/Contingency Fee arrangements in offshore jurisdictions;

路 Increasing levels of AML/ATF/CSP/tax evasion/sanctions/ABC regulation;

路 Examples of allegedly substandard, negligent or dishonest legal advice contributing to financial losses (whether by clients or counterparties) 鈥 which might arguably have been reduced or avoided if regulatory standards were higher (whether in design or in enforcement).

 

Queen of the Realm Mistress Heelena

These were a couple of fashion test shots of Mistress Heelena  I took in May. I have been thinking about the creative direction of my work and love the fine line of desire and want to entitle our exhibition, “The Edge of Desire” or maybe …Pleasure as Lucy thinks “Desire” is too obvious:) How I love creative criticism.

I’m feeling inspired by my latest book purchase “The New Erotic Photography,” by Dian Hanson and Eric Kroll, “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope” and I am looking for models to shoot and want to just concentrate on producing quality erotica. Having worked in entertainment and news mediums, journalistic exposure in any situation is ultimately never as interesting as your own personal creative journey and exposure.

Photographing celebrities and news you feel like a voyeur documenting other people’s dysfunctionality and leave no lasting inspiration behind, other than yesterday’s chip paper. To explore your own imagination and create something of your own inspiration that can inspire and be memorable is infinitely more satisfying and meaningful.

I like the Chas Ray Krider ethos, “Most of the women I work with are non-professional models. Many are friends and acquaintances. A good model is one who has a sense of her own sensuality and can let it flow out.” Which Mistress Heelena certainly has.

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“I don’t feel lust when I look at my photos. I see power, control, fun, sexiness. What turns me on is dirty talk, a good mind fuck…” Lisa Boyle

The Foundry

I’m starting to focus more on features with video and pictures and looking for projects that combine aesthetics with newsworthiness. Getting lively at 84 Great Eastern Street. The Foundry Protesters congregated outside the Foundry in Hoxton in a bid to protect it from being demolished. The art gallery and bar currently has been chosen as the plot for a new 18-storey art’otel, aka an ‘art-themed hotel’.

Squatters are inside and bailifs were supposed to come on Monday so demolition could begin.

The Foundry