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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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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9th Nov
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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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A challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review or an appeal by case stated....
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9th Nov
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What are hygiene improvement notices?Hygiene improvement notices are used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a...
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9th Nov
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The offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. The...
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9th Nov
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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Possession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession, whether lawfully or not,...
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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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The offence of actual bodily harmThe offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) can be tried in either the magistrates' court or the...
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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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There are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party has the legal (sometimes called ‘the persuasive’)...
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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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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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9th Nov
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The offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intentWounding or causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent is triable only in the Crown Court...
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9th Nov

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What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the dissolution of Parliament. It...
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29th Nov
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What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the dissolution of Parliament. It...
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29th Nov
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We would like to refer you to the Brexit legislation tracker — Brexit SI database, which collates details of draft and made SIs laid before Parliament...
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29th Nov
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Appointed representatives are by definition not authorised persons and are exempt from the need to obtain an authorisation, though certain individuals...
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28th Nov
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From a criminal law perspective, can witness statements in criminal proceedings be used in other proceedings?Section 17 of the Criminal Procedure and...
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28th Nov
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For the purposes of this Q&A, we have assumed that there is no element of collusion or conspiracy between the actual supplier and the purported...
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28th Nov
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have not considered marketing and employment issues.Civil proceedingsThe question of admissibility of evidence in...
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28th Nov
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General principles—privilege and confidentialityOne of the more challenging issues a practitioner faces during litigation, and in particular during...
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28th Nov
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A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is a voluntary agreement between an organisation and a designated prosecutor which enables the...
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26th Sep
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This Timeline outlines the key developments related to the proposed Directive on the protection of persons reporting breaches of Union law...
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26th Sep
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Required document or action Yes/No Comment/action required Do you have a public, clear and forthright code of ethics and/or...
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26th Sep
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Is risk assessment overseen at the highest level in the company? In order to show top level commitment to anti-bribery measures, a...
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25th Sep
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Businesses and their employees must be alert to indicators of corruption. The following checklist identifies indicators of corruption...
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25th Sep
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The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales have published ‘Offence Response Options’ guidance which sets out the available means...
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25th Sep
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• Has your company got a clear and forthright code of ethics which explicitly refers to a zero tolerance of bribery and corruption? This...
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25th Sep
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• Any agent or representative of a business should be subject to due diligence • The company will have to make their own inquiries...
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25th Sep
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• Does the company have a due diligence policy which covers all parties to a business relationship, including the company's supply...
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25th Sep
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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...
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