Corporate liability

Corporate liability guidance:

1: Opening statement from senior management [Name of organisation] is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its...

Precedents

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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

Practice Note

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

Practice Note

The implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012), which came into force on 1 October 2012, brought radical changes to the...

Practice Note

A director of a company limited by shares is exposed to a wide range of potential liabilities that could arise as a result of their acts or omissions carried out during...

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A disqualification order is made to protect the public from those who, for reasons of dishonesty, naivety or incompetence, abuse their role and status as a director....

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Tax liability Companies resident in the United Kingdom are chargeable to corporation tax calculated on the basis of the company's annual profits. The company is liable...

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Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) introduces a requirement for certain commercial organisations operating in the UK to produce an annual transparency...

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Overview of employers’ liability insurance Legal principle It has been a long established principle of law that an employee who has suffered an injury or contracted a...

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Encouraging criminality The common law offence of incitement was abolished as of 1 October 2008, the date on which the Serious Crime Act 2007 (SCA 2007) was brought into...

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. Section 54 requires certain firms to produce and publish a slavery and human trafficking...

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Introduction to the senior managers regime The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) is a comprehensive suite of legislation, regulation and conduct rules that...

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Commencing proceedings against a company Before a company is prosecuted a decision will be taken as to who is the appropriate prosecuting body. Once this and jurisdiction...

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Sentencing corporate offenders The Sentencing Council (SC), whose role it is to issue sentencing guidelines (see Practice Note: Sentencing—Sentencing Council for England...

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Modern slavery is prevalent across the world. The ILO estimates that there are 21 million people in forced labour in the world today, while in the UK the government...

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