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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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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9th Nov
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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,...
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Sentences for fraud by false representationA person convicted of fraud by false representation in the Crown Court on indictment faces a maximum...
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Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a warrant issued by a court, or without warrant under a...
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9th Nov
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How to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). It comprises of four essential...
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9th Nov
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Specific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence requires a purposive intent...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Scottish government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For information...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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9th Nov
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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements and...
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9th Nov
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What is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates...
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Competency—general ruleThe most common way for evidence to be adduced is through the testimony of a witness. A witness is said to be competent if they...
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9th Nov
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The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False...
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9th Nov
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a...
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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made,...
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Solemn procedure in Scottish criminal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 11th May
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Brexit—UK Market Abuse Regulation—guide to the changes for corporate lawyersThis Practice Note highlights the main changes made to Retained Regulation...
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11th May
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Sanctions regime—global anti-corruptionFinancial sanctions target behaviour and have traditionally been aimed at:•terrorism•nuclear weapons...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 11th May
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Getting the Deal Through: Asset Recovery 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Cayman Islands;...
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11th May
Precedents
Financial sanctions breach response form and action plan1General informationDate[Insert date]Name of person completing this response form and action...
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11th May
Precedents
Sanctions breach—panic sheet1Consider seeking external adviceGiven the complicated nature of most sanctions regimes, the potential for offences to...
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11th May
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Understanding the sanctions regime post–Brexit—a guide for businessesThis Practice Note is intended for commercial organisations in the UK. It...
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11th May
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The effect of sanctions on loan agreementsThis Practice Note looks at:•issues that sanctions can pose on lending transactions•the key provisions of...
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11th May
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Understanding the sanctions regime—a guide for businesses [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice...
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11th May
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The EU and US Sanctions RegimesThis Practice Note considers:•EU sanctions•sanctions in the US, and•the similarities and differences between the EU and...
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11th May
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Sanctions regime—cyber-attacks [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Financial sanctions target behaviour,...
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11th May
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Sanctions regime–cyberattacks—post-BrexitFinancial sanctions target behaviour, and have traditionally been aimed at:•terrorism•nuclear weapons...
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11th May
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UK GDPR and EU GDPR—transfers of personal data internationally and to international organisationsThis Practice Note introduces the general...
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11th May
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Austria; India; Japan; Liechtenstein; Mexico; Singapore; South...
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11th May
Q&As
The principal UK requirements on anti-money laundering and know your customer checks—usually referred to as customer due diligence or CDD—at present...
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11th May
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What are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the inconsistent use of language....
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11th May
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This Practice Note explores the effect of Brexit on UK cybersecurity with a particular focus on the network and information systems legislation. It...
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10th May
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This Practice Note provides a summary of the prosecutions for health and safety offences brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Office...
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10th May
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Mutual legal assistance (MLA)MLA is the process by which a sovereign state formally requests help from another state to obtain information to assist...
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Produced in partnership with BCL Solicitors LLP 10th May

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