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Merging the functions of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with those of the new National Crime Agency (NCA) in relation to economic crime would be "just not sensible" and could impact on investigations, the head of the SFO has warned. 27 Oct 2014
Prosecutors in Scotland could finally be considering the introduction of a Scottish form of deferred prosecution agreement an expert has said, after guidance for companies looking to self-report was extended for a further year without a formal update. 27 Oct 2014
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....
Internal investigations by businesses into potential corrupt practices or other corporate crimes should not be used as mechanisms to obstruct criminal investigations by prosecutors, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has warned. 17 Oct 2014
Firms operating in England and Wales should be prepared for tougher penalties in cases of fraud, bribery and money laundering now that new sentencing guidelines have come into force, an expert has said. 07 Oct 2014
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