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Anti-corruption enforcement: The UK’s journey from basket-case to the Bribery Act

Jeremy Scott-Joynt authored the first chapter of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption. Jeremy has summarised his chapter on the UK’s history of anti-corruption enforcement as part of a serialisation of the chapters that members of Outer Temple contributed to the publication. Corruption is universal. Human beings striving for advantage have always sought it by suborning the servants of their rivals. No group or nation is immune, and the UK is no exception. Its history is replete with examples, from rotten boroughs and army commissions bought and sold to Rachmanism and parliamentary sleaze. In typical English fashion, though, the enforcement framework confronting what has, at times, been endemic bribery and corruption had until 2010 developed piecemeal, through a tattered…

Business Crime, Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, News 7 Oct, 2020

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