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This Practice Note provides a summary of key bribery convictions and alternative disposals since the implementation of the offences under the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It does not cover cases which continue to be brought under the pre-BA 2010 legislation, including prosecutions under the three acts collectively known as the 'Prevention of Corruption Acts' (The Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, The Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 (PCA 1906) and The Prevention of Corruption Act 1916 (PCA 1916)). For more information on the prosecution of bribery and corruption offences generally, see Practice Notes: The Bribery Act 2010—an introductory guide, Active bribery, passive bribery and bribing foreign public officials, Failing to prevent bribery and Pre BA 2010 bribery and corruption—Practicalities [Archived].
The cases demonstrate that disposals for offences under the BA 2010 can take a variety of forms:
prosecution proceedings can be commenced against an individual or corporate entity suspected of bribery
as an alternative to immediate prosecution, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) may agree a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with a corporate entity, for more information, see Checklist: Deferred Prosecution Agreements entered into to date—checklist as well as Practice Notes: Deferred prosecution agreements, Terms and content of a DPA and DPAs in practice
as happened in the case of Glenrothes (Brand–Rex) (see below), a civil recovery settlement could be agreed
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