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More health and safety offenders likely to appeal, says expert, as magistrates get power to issue unlimited fines

Companies and individuals charged with health and safety offences in England and Wales will be likely to change their tactics in the courts following last week's removal of the cap on fines imposed by the magistrates' courts, an expert has said. 16 Mar 2015

SFO closes HP Autonomy investigation

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed its investigation into alleged accounting impropriety by a UK software company ahead of its acquisition by computing giant Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2011. A US investigation is ongoing. 20 Jan 2015

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    Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are a way for authorities and companies to settle certain kinds of disputes involving allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. Their use could have implications for directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance....

Anti-money laundering, competition and commercial risks must be balanced by banks, says expert

Banks face competing legal and commercial risks when determining whether or not to provide banking services to financial technology companies, an expert has said. 12 Jan 2015

UK government sets out "joined up and collaborative" approach to tackling corporate crime

A multi-agency, specialist team to tackle bribery will be established within the new National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of the UK government's first anti-corruption strategy, the government has announced. 22 Dec 2014

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