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21 Feb 2017
Published in Of Counsel

Have Deferred Prosecution Agreements come of age?

On 17 January 2017, at Southwark Crown Court, Lord Justice Leveson approved a deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) between the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), and Rolls-Royce Plc and Rolls-Royce Energy System Inc (“Rolls-Royce”).[1] The third DPA agreed by the SFO has led some to wonder whether DPAs have finally come of age as a weapon the SFO’s enforcement arsenal.

21 Feb 2017
Published in Article

Special Report – the UK: the most corrupt place on earth?

Campaigners have frequently branded the UK a world money-laundering hotspot, citing the ‘terrifying’ scale of money laundering through the City of London. Is this fair? What is the UK doing to remedy the problem? Richard Nicholl investigates.

15 Feb 2017
Published in Article

What makes good conduct regulation?

Our direction of travel for the past forty years, and especially since the financial crash, has been closely harnessed to EU and to global initiatives. And whilst the next two years will necessarily be focused on achieving Brexit in accordance with the Government’s negotiated outcome, there will come a time when we will need to step back to reflect on what we have and to step forward with what we need.