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Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the defence of ‘adequate procedures’ which may be available to commercial organisations who are prosecuted for failing to prevent bribery. It will look at what adequate procedures are, why they are important and the guidance we have on what is likely to amount to ‘adequate procedures’.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know when this defence could be used;
  • Understand why ‘adequate procedures’ has not been defined in the Bribery Act 2010;
  • Understand how the Guidance from the Secretary of State as to the meaning of ‘adequate procedures’ is likely to be framed;
  • Know what clients should be advised to do in advance of this Act coming into force.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Bribery Act 2010.

This podcast with John Benstead, a partner from the Business Crime and Commercial Fraud group at McGrigors LLP, looks at the 'adequate procedures' defence in the Bribery Act 2010.

podcast added 21/06/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-05-28

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