UK: LAW COMMISSION BEGINS PROJECT ON CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY

On 3 November, the Law Commission announced that the Government has asked the Law Commission to investigate the laws around corporate criminal liability and provide options to reform them.  It says that concerns have been raised over the effectiveness of current laws in criminalising corporate entities when they commit economic crime. The Law Commission has been asked by the Government to draft an Options Paper, in which the Commission will analyse how effective the law is and where it could be improved. The Commission will present various options for reforming the law so that corporate entities can be held appropriately to account.  The Commission is aiming to publish the Options Paper in in late 2021 and will work with the Government on next steps, including the potential for a full Law Commission project on Corporate Criminal Liability.

https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/law-commission-begins-project-on-corporate-criminal-liability/

terms of references –

https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lawcom-prod-storage-11jsxou24uy7q/uploads/2020/11/CCL-ToR-FINAL.pdf

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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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