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

This podcast aims to discuss the important recent guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice on the adequate procedures defence under section 9 Bribery Act 2010. Following its enactment, the Bribery Act 2010 was roundly criticised as being too vague and widely drafted. This podcast is intended to assist those working in compliance to prepare their business for the new regime.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the background to the guidance;
  • Understand the importance of the prosecutorial discretion;
  • Be aware of the key stages in making a decision to prosecute and what factors the SFO or CPS will consider important;
  • Know to what extent the Act makes it easier to prosecute a corporate Defendant;
  • Know what the guidance has to say about the culpability of connected persons;
  • Know what guidance is available on the use of corporate hospitality;
  • Be aware of which party bears the burden of proof in any prosecution;
  • Understand what the guidance says about the adequate procedures defence;
  • Be aware of the relevant examples given in the guidance used to illustrate the principles.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Bribery Act 2010;
  • Ministry of Justice Guidance (about procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing (s 9 Bribery Act 2010) (March 2011).

Following the publication of the official Ministry of Justice guidance on section 9 of the Bribery Act 2010, Paul Garlick QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime, fraud and regulation, discusses what it means for business and whether it can be followed.

Podcast added: 18/05/11

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