Criminal liability and the politics of enforcement

Criminal liability and the politics of enforcement

JIBFL Front Cover Feb 2016 In this article, Eoin O’Shea, partner at Reed Smith looks at the UK debate on whether to reform criminal law in order to widen the liability of corporate bodies for a wide category of “economic crimes”. If implemented, companies would be vicariously liable if they failed to prevent such crimes by their agents, including directors, employees, subsidiaries and intermediaries, and the law would have far-reaching effects on business life.

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Neeta started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her paralegal experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in 2006. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice. She has been working at Lexis Nexis since April 2013.