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Bribery Act 2010

Louis Weston on Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21

Louis Weston authored LawInSport’s ‘Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21’. Louis’s review identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2020/21 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. Louis reviews key events, disciplinary decisions and the impact of coronavirus on betting and financial corruption. This year, Louis considers the effect that the worldwide Covid crisis has had on the world of sport. In the chapter, Louis covers: Two Key Themes Corruption cases and fights against it: Disciplinary and state police activity in tennis, Esports and around the world; Cases without criminal element; Organised crime in sports during a pandemic – ghost events; Match fixing and football betting cases; Governance…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 5 May, 2021

What are the practical implications of the Bribery Act 2010 in the workplace?

Nick Johnson QC and James Arnold authored the twelfth chapter of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption. This chapter summary looks at employment and whistleblowing. What are the practical implications of the Bribery Act 2010 in the workplace? What duties are owed by an employee to their employer in relation to bribery and corruption, and how does an employee report such conduct at work without fear of reprisal? Chapter 12 of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption addresses and explains fundamental concepts about the relationship between employee and employer through the prism of anti-bribery practice in the workplace: Section 1 deals with the terms and duties implied into an employee’s contract of employment not to commit acts of…

Business Crime, Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, News 4 Nov, 2020

The Bribery Act 2010’s four primary categories of offence

Nick Johnson QC, Nick Hill and Sophie O’Sullivan authored the third chapter of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption. This chapter summary looks at the four primary categories of offence under the Bribery Act 2010, with reference to recent trials, caselaw, guidance and deferred prosecution agreements. It is part of a serialisation of the chapters that members of Outer Temple contributed to the publication. The Bribery Act 2010 abolished the common law offences and swept away the somewhat outdated nineteenth and twentieth century Prevention of Corruption Acts, to provide clarity to bribery law by putting the offences in a singular, statutory context. Chapter 3 of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption answers core and fundamental questions about the composition and scope of…

Business Crime, Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, News 21 Oct, 2020

The Bribery Act 2010: how did we get here?

Oliver Powell authored the second chapter of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption. The following is a summary of his chapter, giving an overview of UK legislation prior to the Bribery Act 2010. It is part of a serialisation of the chapters that members of Outer Temple contributed to the publication. As a result of piecemeal development over more than 100 years, the legislative framework which preceded the Bribery Act 2010 (‘BA 2010’) was complicated and confusing. The second chapter of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption not only provides clarity on the pre-existing law but it also sets out how the Courts have dealt with pre-BA 2010 offences, which is highly significant given that the new offences…

Business Crime, Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, News 13 Oct, 2020

Louis Weston on Sports integrity (betting and financial corruption) – the year in review 2019/20

Louis Weston authored the Sports Integrity (Betting and Financial Corruption) section of the LawInSport Year in Review series 2019/2020. Louis’s review identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2019/2020 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. Louis reviews key events, disciplinary decisions and the impact of coronavirus on betting and financial corruption. Louis notes that whilst crime and corruption in sport has reduced during lockdown, this does not mean that the corrupters have gone away. Louis considers the legislative action in a number of countries to bring into effect laws that criminalise corruption in sport. Louis also considers the governmental action, international policy and monitoring bodies introduced in 2019 and 2020. Louis reviews the…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 17 Jun, 2020

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