The following Corporate Crime guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note explains the rules relating to the jurisdiction to try allegations of bribery under the Bribery Act 2010, which depends on the offence alleged.
Jurisdiction to try allegations under the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) depends on the offence alleged.
If an offence of failure of a commercial organisation to prevent bribery has been alleged:
it does not matter where any of the acts or omissions relied on took place, and
where no part of the alleged offence has occurred in the UK, proceedings for the offence may take place anywhere in the UK:
in England, Wales and Northern Ireland proceedings may be brought in any court
in Scotland, they may take place in any sheriff court district either: as the Lord Advocate decides; or in which the suspect is apprehended or is in custody
For more information see Practice Note: Failing to prevent bribery.
Where an offence of bribing another person (active), being bribed (passive) or bribing a foreign public official has been alleged:
if part of the offence took place in any part of the UK, the offence can be tried in that part of the UK
where the offence occurred entirely outside
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
0330 161 1234
To view our latest legal guidance content,sign-in to Lexis®PSL or register for a free trial.