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By Matthew Claughton
So, finally, the Guidance under the Bribery Act is with us and the requirement for businesses to have adequate anti bribery procedures in place comes into force as from 1st July 2011.
By Tom Cawley
Does current UK asset forfeiture law strike the correct balance between the interests of the general public in the recovery of the proceeds of crime and the rights of the defendant?
By Matthew Claughton
As from April 2011, Employers will be liable to criminal prosecution for the actions of employees involved in bribery, irrespective of whether they were aware of it, unless they can show that they had in place adequate measures to prevent bribery.
By Matthew Claughton
On the 10th June 2010, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) published details of ancillary orders imposed to 'aid the lifetime management of offenders'.
By Kai Luckham
Those who deal with cases brought by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (DBIS) for offences under Insolvency Act 1986 Part IX Chapter VI (ss. 353 – 362) will also be familiar with the various authorities often cited by the Department in the sentencing guidance.
By Matthew Claughton
When an individual faces civil recovery proceedings in the High Court the first priority will be legal representation. Thereafter, one of the first considerations for the legal team will be the issue of funding.
By Kai Luckham
Those who deal with cases brought by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (DBIS) for offences under Insolvency Act 1986 Part IX Chapter VI (ss. 353 – 362) will also be familiar with the various authorities often cited by the Department in the sentencing guidance.
By Matthew Claughton
According to the Ministry of Justice, The Bribery Act ‘reforms the criminal law to provide a new, modern and comprehensive scheme of bribery offences that will enable courts and prosecutors to respond more effectively to bribery at home and abroad’.
By Richard Holliday
2009 sees the introduction of the Attorney Generals Prosecutors’ Convention.
By Tom Cawley
Does current UK asset forfeiture law strike the correct balance between the interests of the general public in the recovery of the proceeds of crime and the rights of the defendant?
By Matthew Claughton
Carbon credits are licences to emit carbon dioxide or “permits to pollute”- and are seen as a vital weapon in the battle against climate change.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) increased the already wide ranging powers available to the courts in relation to the confiscation and asset forfeiture regimes provided under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and the Drug Trafficking Act of 1994.
By Matthew Claughton
In a move that will evoke comparisons with US style plea bargaining the Attorney General has issued Guidelines on plea discussions in cases of serious or complex fraud.