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Hannah Laming on the criminal accountability of companies

This summer marked 10 years since the UK Bribery Act 2010 came into force. A significant power granted under the law was the corporate offence of ‘failure to prevent’ corruption or bribery, which can make businesses criminally responsible for the actions of their employees and agents unless they can show adequate preventative measures are in place. Hannah Laming discusses why this current framework has had limited success in holding companies to account.

Corruption in the City: Pinning down companies’ criminal accountability