Corporate liability

Corporate liability guidance:

Deferred Prosecution Agreement A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is an agreement between a prosecutor and an organisation facing prosecution for an alleged economic...

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There are many ways that risk of modern slavery can manifest in supply chains. In order to assess the level of risk of slavery in your supply chains, you must first...

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Banned practices which are criminal offences Engaging in a commercial practice that is always unfair is made an offence by Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading...

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Breach of a DPA The procedure for the circumstances in which a prosecutor believes that an organisation may be in breach of a DPA is set out in paragraph 9 of Schedule 17...

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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court, and is governed by...

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Civil recovery—enforcement abroad prior to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 Before the commencement of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, Schedule 18, Part 2 (CCA 2013) on the...

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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

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Environmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be easy in those circumstances to fail to maintain a clear head about...

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Application of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides regulation making powers for the Secretary of State...

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Co-operation by a corporate entity is key to obtaining a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) as both the judgments approving DPAs entered into to date and speeches given...

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This Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing corporate liability, the identification principle...

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What environmental offences require mens rea? While most environmental offences are characterised by strict liability, a limited category require an element of mens rea...

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The specific offence of corporate manslaughter was created by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007). The CMCHA 2007 extends to the whole...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. It tracked the passage of the Bill through Parliament to its publication as an Act, and highlighted key...

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This Practice Note provides a quick reference guide to the bodies that have the power to raid organisations, their authority for doing so and the scope of their powers....

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What is the CMA? From 1 April 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) took over many of the functions of the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair...

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