- Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime monthly highlights—December 2016
- In this issue:
- Investigatory Powers Act 2016
- Supreme Court considers postponement of confiscation proceedings
- Divining the principles behind a DPA
- Headlines (News updates & analysis)
- Key developments in 2016 for corporate crime lawyers
- Arrest and detention: time to reset the trust deficit?
- Corporate liability: corporate Liability under the Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Criminal procedure: improving the courtroom experience for vulnerable witnesses
- Environmental offences: what impact have the environmental offences guidelines had so far?
- Evidence: Non-disclosure—when is a conviction rendered unsafe? (R v Garland)
- Food safety and food hygiene offences: food for thought—examining the FSA's findings on enforcement and hygiene compliance
- Health & Safety offences: establishing the threshold for gross negligence in medical cases (R v Sellu)
- Powers of an investigator: understanding the Investigatory Powers Act
- Sanctions: imposing civil monetary penalties—HMT seeks views
- Sentencing: proposed sentencing guidelines for breach of court order offences—a welcome change?
- Relevant updates from other practice areas
- Coroners' Inquests
- Health and safety
- Regulatory hearings
- New and updated on Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime
- New Practice Notes and Checklists
- Updated Practice Notes
- Useful information
Welcome to the December 2016 highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime team. This month’s highlights include a look at the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Supreme Court’s decision on postponement of confiscation proceedings and an assessment of the recent speeches given by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and what they tell us about the SFO’s approach to deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs). In recent news, we provided our review of the key developments in 2016, considered the impact of the Sentencing Council’s environmental offences Definitive Guideline, the Food Standard’s Agency’s approach to enforcement and the extent of corporate liability under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Recent cases on health and safety sentencing, the sanctions imposed by the General Pharmaceutical Council and challenging the decisions of coroners, as well as new and updated content on Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime, are brought to your attention. Finally, as we come to the end of an eventful 2016, the Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime team would like to thank our customers, contributors and Consulting Editorial Board for all their support this year and to wish you all a happy—and relaxing—festive season.
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