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End of debate on corporate offence of ‘failure to stop economic crime’?

End of debate on corporate offence of ‘failure to stop economic crime’?
Published on: 29 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • End of debate on corporate offence of ‘failure to stop economic crime’?
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Corporate Crime analysis: The Solicitor General has again emphasised his desire to see corporate criminal liability extended to include failure to prevent economic crime. However, with long-standing arguments against, and little political appetite to further increase the administrative burden on businesses, Neil Swift, partner in the business crime department at Peters and Peters, questions how likely it is to ever reach the statute books. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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