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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

Publication of the Third edition of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption

We are delighted to announce that the Third edition of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption has been published by LexisNexis Butterworths. The practitioner’s book was edited by Fiona Horlick QC and Richard Lissack QC, and was contributed to by a number of Outer Temple members. In 2010, the UK’s law on bribery changed from a collection of ancient statutes, distorted in some cases by contradictory authority, to a single statute often regarded as one of the most rigorous, and wide-ranging in application, in the world. Since coming into force in 2011, numerous prosecutions were brought on the basis of the Bribery Act as well as five of the eight deferred prosecution agreements reached in the UK to date. It…

Business Crime, Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, News 30 Sep, 2020

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