Peters & Peters

Partner Neil Swift discusses giving investigators the right tools in order to tackle bribery in The Times

Peers gave their verdict on the Bribery Act last week, almost eight years after the legislation came into force. A House of Lords committee looked at extensive evidence to determine whether the act’s implementation and enforcement had been commensurate with its “gold standard” promise. The act has fostered a wide culture of corporate compliance to limit opportunity for, and improve detection of, bribery – essential given that by its nature bribery is a secret crime, whose victims may never know it has happened. Read more