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Fiona Horlick QC and Jeremy Scott-Joynt write for the Public Sector Counter Fraud Journal

Fiona Horlick QC and Jeremy Scott-Joynt contributed to Issue 7 of the Public Sector Counter Fraud Journal with their article titled “What we tell ourselves: how stories can encourage bribery – and prevent it?”

Fiona and Jeremy consider the Bribery Act and the proper test of what’s improper or not according to Sections 4 and 5 of the Bribery Act. The article analyses how the types of conduct under examination could breach a “relevant expectation” about how the duty in question should be performed; and the definition of “what a reasonable person in the UK would expect in relation to the performance of the type of function or activity concerned”.

This issue also contains articles from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (part of MI5) on insider threat and some interesting new research on how fraud and corruption can be better prevented through effective messaging.

The full article ‘What we tell ourselves: how stories can encourage bribery – and prevent it?’can be read here.

About the authors

Fiona Horlick QC‘s experience of financial crime, regulation and enforcement is wide ranging. It includes large scale MTIC fraud, international advance fee fraud, tax fraud, fraudulent trading, mortgage fraud, money laundering and asset recovery.

Fiona is the co-editor and major contributing author of the leading work on the Bribery Act 2010 Lissack and Horlick on Bribery published internationally by LexisNexis.

Jeremy Scott-Joynt‘s practice has a focus on business crime and regulation, coming to the bar after a successful career in banking and regulation. Prior to the bar, Jeremy held Senior Anti-Bribery and Corruption Advisor positions in two international banks, as well as working at the FSA as an intelligence and investigations specialist. Recently, Jeremy’s practice has involved assisting clients in their dealings with the Financial Conduct Authority (to which he has been seconded), the Serious Fraud Office, the Gambling Commission, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.

Find Out More

If you would like to discuss any of the issues covered in this article please contact Fiona or Jeremy directly or via his practice management team; David Smith on (+44 (0)20 7427 4905) or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4886.

External Publications 8 Feb, 2021


Fiona Horlick KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2019

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Call: 2018

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