Corporate Crime

Over the last ten years, the Government has passed a series of laws creating new corporate criminal offences - from corporate manslaughter, money laundering, bribery and insider dealing to environmental health and consumer protection. Keeping on top of the latest laws, cases and commentary is a challenge – but the stakes are higher than ever.

LexisPSL Corporate Crime brings together everything you need to know about criminal procedures and specific corporate crimes in one place. Clear, concise practice notes from the leading experts with practical tips on how to apply the law in real life. Direct links to primary law, case law and commentary (including Blackstones, Criminal Procedure Rules and All England Law Reports Crime). And news updates on the latest laws, cases and hot topics, to help you keep your finger on the pulse.

So you can get an expert view, backed up by the relevant legal authority, without having to check umpteen different sources. And you can be confident you’re giving your clients the most authoritative, up-to-date advice at all times.

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RobberyRobberyRobbery is a theft offence, involving dishonesty but elevated also by the intention to use force.Robbery can only be tried in the Crown...
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19th May
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Violent disorderThe offence of violent disorderViolent disorder can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. These offences will...
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19th May
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Committal for sentenceSummary of magistrates’ powers to commitA magistrates' court does not have power to impose a sentence of imprisonment or...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Mandatory life sentencesThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that applies...
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19th May
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Criminal contempt of court—common law offenceIn summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Stages of a summary trialCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA...
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19th May
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Money laundering offences—concealing, disguising, converting, transferring and removingIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Parker of Corker Binning 19th May
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PerjuryPerjury in judicial proceedings The offence of perjury is triable only on indictment and carries a maximum penalty of seven years and/or a...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 19th May
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Dishonesty in the criminal lawDishonesty is a state of mind, which is relevant for the purposes of some criminal offences. Dishonesty provides the...
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Excluding evidence of bad characterExcluding evidence of the defendant's 'bad character' under CJA 2003, s 101(3)Where evidence of a defendant's bad...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Improvement and Prohibition Notices under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974Enforcement of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act...
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Produced in partnership with James Purnell, Abigail Cohen and Lia Moses of Henderson Chambers 19th May

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Judicial review—letter before claim[Insert the name and address of the proposed defendant]Dear [insert organisation name]Letter before claim in...
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