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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Fraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by failure to disclose is committed where a...
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9th Nov
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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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9th Nov
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Section 9 and Schedule 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) afford access to material that cannot be obtained by an application...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 12th Jan
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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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Any informal request or formal application for the return of property seized by an investigating authority during a criminal investigation will depend...
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9th Nov
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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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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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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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9th Nov
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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 possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in either the magistrates' court or...
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9th Nov
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OmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act comprising offence is committed....
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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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What is an absolute discharge?An absolute discharge is the most lenient sentence available to the court and is imposed where the court is satisfied...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, the...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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What is recklessness?In respect of some statutory offences and common law crimes the prosecution are required to prove a mental element of...
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There are two types of conflict: own interest conflicts and client conflicts of interest. This Practice Note explains when you can act if there is or...
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Financial sanctions target behaviour, and have traditionally been aimed...
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The solicitors’ profession is highly regulated. As well as the primary legal regulators, such as the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Solicitors...
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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,...
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5th May
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There are six main regulatory bodies concerned specifically with the regulation of solicitors’ practices. These are the:•Legal Services Board...
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5th May
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 5th May
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The financial sanctions regime remains a myth to some organisations. You need to understand that it applies to you. This brief Practice Note outlines...
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5th May
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STOP PRESS: Draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance was published on 20 January 2021. It awaits approval by HM Treasury and any content...
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5th May
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This Practice Note introduces the concept of secondary ticketing in the online marketplace and outlines the key legal issues, covering the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Millington-Roberts, partner at Hill Dickinson 5th May
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This Practice Note explains the UK financial sanctions and trade sanctions regime under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 5th May
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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 5th 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 Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 5th May
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not being maintained. Following the end of the EU transition period, the UK is no longer part of...
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5th May
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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) creates a number of criminal offences relating to the misuse of personal data in the UK. For information on...
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5th 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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5th May
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This Practice Note explains the UK domestic sanctions regime under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA 2018). This regime was...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 5th May
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Part II to the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA 1999) (as amended by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009)) contains a...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 5th May
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the main legal framework...
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5th May
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. For information on the scrutiny of intelligence gathering, see Practice Note: Scrutiny...
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5th May
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Civil recovery—enforcement abroad (historic position)Before the commencement of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, Schedule 18, Part 2 (CCA 2013) on the...
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