UK: SPOTLIGHT ON CORPORATE CRIME LAWS

On 3 November, the MoJ said that corporate criminal liability laws will come under fresh scrutiny as a Law Commission review begins and potential reforms could include new offences to crack down on corporate criminality.  The review it will examine whether laws are sufficiently equipped to tackle economic crime. It will also consider whether reforms are needed to better hold companies to account for criminal wrongdoing undertaken by them, or on their behalf.  At the same time, the MoJ also published the Government response to a Call for Evidence on corporate criminal liability for economic crime which was launched in January 2017 and ran for 3 months until the end of March 2017.   It says that, after careful consideration and a further evidence gathering exercise, the Government has concluded that the evidence submitted was inconclusive, and that further work is required before considering any change to the law and the Government has hence commissioned an expert review by the Law Commission.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/932169/corporate-liability-economic-crime-call-evidence-government-response.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/spotlight-on-corporate-crime-laws

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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