Coming soon to the UK: sweeping corporate criminal liability reforms?
March 30, 2023
Traditionally, in England and Wales, a firm could be found guilty of some economic crimes only if its “directing mind and will” had been involved in the offense. This is the so-called identification doctrine. However, amendments to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill are currently making their way through Parliament could change this. In […]
Flaw of getting tough on financial crime
February 9, 2023
Every year, without fail, the government promises to get tough on financial crime. This time round, the latest proposal involves extending the “failure to prevent” model to make firms criminally liable for failing to prevent economic crimes beyond bribery and tax evasion unless they have adequate procedures in place. The model was first introduced by […]