The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. For information on what to watch in 2022, see Practice Note: Corporate Crime horizon scanner 2022.
This Practice Note provided a summary of the key legal developments that were expected to impact corporate crime lawyers during 2021.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to be a significant issue throughout 2021. The following resources are dedicated to those with a corporate crime practice:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key offences created by the Coronavirus Act 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key corporate offences created under emergency health protection regulations
Operation of the criminal courts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Practical guide to remote hearings in the criminal courts
Coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud—criminal offences, investigations and penalties
Other key developments to look out for during 2021 continued to include those connected to Brexit. To track Brexit-related legislation, including statutory instruments. The following resources are dedicated to those with a corporate crime practice:
Brexit legislation tracker for corporate crime practitioners
What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?
UK and EU cross-border law enforcement and criminal justice co-operation under the TCA
It may also be useful to refer to the Brexit legislation tracker, Brexit toolkit and Brexit timeline.
For information on primary legislation and the progress of government bills relevant to the field of corporate crime which have been tabled in either the House of Commons
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