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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Changes under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various changes to Part 5 of the...
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9th Nov
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Voluntary bill of indictmentAn indictment may, exceptionally, be preferred (ie served on a Crown Court) by the direction or with the consent of a High...
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9th Nov
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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 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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Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to the...
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9th Nov
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BackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct protection, actually arises from a number...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 12th Jan
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
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The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful...
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9th Nov
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There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a person...
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9th Nov
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Procedure for either-way offences not sent forthwith to the Crown Court for trial: plea before venue and allocationWhere the court decides that a case...
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9th Nov
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The offences of common assault and batteryTechnically, the offences of assault and battery are separate summary offences. An assault is committed when...
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9th Nov
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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden...
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9th Nov
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Voluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element for...
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9th Nov
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Community order requirementsCommunity order requirements are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003), as amended by the Legal Aid,...
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Mutual legal assistance in restraint and confiscation proceedingsMany mutual legal assistance treaties (MLAT) provide for assistance in restraining...
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Produced in partnership with BCL Solicitors LLP 10th May
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What is a transaction/matter which favours anonymity?Transactions or matters which might favour anonymity include, for example:•those involving opaque...
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10th May
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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force on 25 May 2018. As first enacted it introduced four distinct data protection regimes into UK...
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10th May
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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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10th May
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This table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general application and those which affect various...
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10th May
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This Practice Note tracks domestic legislation introduced as part of the UK government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes...
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10th May
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This tracker sets out the current Bills passing through the Scottish Parliament.What’s happening?When?Find out moreDisabled Children and Young People...
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10th May
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National security certificates prior to the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) were dealt with under Section 28 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA...
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10th May
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Introduction to overseas production ordersThe Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 (C(OPO)A 2019) received Royal Assent on 12 February 2019 and...
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10th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 10th May
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The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (C(IC)A 2003) is the UK’s main domestic legislation for mutual legal assistance (MLA) and provides the...
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10th May
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Statutory FunctionsThe parole board (Board) is a corporate body required to advise the Secretary of State in relation to any matter referred to it...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors 10th May
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MLD4, MLD5 and related EU measuresThe Fourth Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2015/849 (MLD4) was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 5 June...
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9th May
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This tracker is focused on healthcare and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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7th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 7th May
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This Practice Note tracks primary legislation and the progress of government bills relevant to the field of corporate crime which have been tabled in...
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7th May
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The UK’s domestic sanctions framework is governed by the Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA 2018) and regulations made under it. For...
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Produced in partnership with Roger Matthews of Dentons and John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 7th May
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Treaty obligations to protect the rights of victims of traffickingThere has been a sea-change in attitude towards prosecuting victims of trafficking...
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7th May
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With the passing of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA 2018), the UK gave ministers the power to implement sanctions regimes to...
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Produced in partnership with Roger Matthews of Dentons, John Binns and Umar Azmeh of BCL Solicitors LLP 7th May

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