Tag Archives: Bribery Act 2010

Pour encourager les autres

In the world of prosecution, it’s sometimes damned if you do and damned if you don’t.  Since the Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011, the UK authorities have had access to the corporate offence of failing … Continue reading

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Unlike football, UK up and Spain down

It’s here, it’s here!  No, not Sinterklaas in the Low Countries, but the annual Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International, published this morning.  Featuring on the CPI 2013 are 177 countries – still no Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar … Continue reading

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The unambition of adequacy

That post title sounds a bit like a philosophical treatise by John Milton, doesn’t it?  But actually I am referring to the rather less abstract Bribery Act 2010.  I’ve been talking about this legislation a lot this week, mostly in … Continue reading

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Lazy, lazy legislation

I tried to join a gym yesterday, but my body refused – it said that it just couldn’t be bothered, and that a KitKat in the cafe next door was much more appealing.  (And I ask you, can you really … Continue reading

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A catalogue of errors

Those of you who have known me for a while will be aware of my annual involvement with a weighty publication called the “Money Laundering Officer’s Practical Handbook” – or Maloff, in our house.  It is updated every summer, and … Continue reading

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Season of bribes and mellow inducements

Autumn must be the season for indices, as we have had a bumper crop of them recently.  I talked about the Financial Secrecy Index a few posts ago, and then Transparency International flexed their indexing muscles with the East African … Continue reading

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A criminal – but not too much of one

At a recent training session, I was talking about the Bribery Act 2010.  (Normally I try to stick quite closely to money laundering, on the basis that all crimes lead to laundering anyway, and if I start diverging into fraud, … Continue reading

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When points don’t mean prizes

The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that it is bringing charges against Munir Patel under the sparkly new Bribery Act 2010.  (The Serious Fraud Office will handle the big, juicy cases involving foreign bribery but are happy to … Continue reading

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Sure, you can pat him

You know your neighbour with that enormous dog, the one that snoozes quietly in the garden most of the time, but you’re warned not to turn your back on him “because he’s a bit unpredictable”?  Well, that’s the FSA.  They … Continue reading

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