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

This CPDcast aims to provide an overview of the current laws surrounding bribery and anti-corruption and an in-depth analysis of the key provisions of the new Anti-Bribery Bill.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why there is continued concern about bribery;
  • Know the current laws relating to bribery and anti-corruption;
  • Appreciate the problematic elements of these laws Understand why there is an increased focus on bribery;
  • Be aware of the techniques prosecuting authorities are currently using to tackle bribery;
  • Know the relevant offences proposed by the new Bribery Bill and the definitions of the ley phrases in these offences;
  • Be aware of any issues surrounding jurisdiction;
  • Know how the new bill handles the liability of directors and the bribery of a Foreign Public Official;
  • Understand the provisions that discuss the failure of commercial organisations to prevent bribery.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889;
  • Prevention of Corruption Act 1906;
  • Prevention of Corruption Act 1916;
  • Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001;
  • Anti-Bribery Bill.

In this CPDCast Sean Larkin, a barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman discusses the current legal framework concerning bribery and anti-corruption and why bribery is still an area of great concern. Sean also examines the new Bribery Bill providing definitions and worked examples of the key provisions.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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