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What do the Serco acquittals mean for disclosure and DPAs?

What do the Serco acquittals mean for disclosure and DPAs?
Published on: 07 May 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • What do the Serco acquittals mean for disclosure and DPAs?
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  • What was the background to the directed acquittals?
  • What light does this shed on the implications of seeking a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in relation to offences that require the identification principle to be satisfied for the purposes of corporate criminal liability?
  • How does the DPA regime impact upon the prosecutor’s disclosure obligations in a criminal trial and how were these tensions evident in the instant case?
  • What learning points does this offer prosecutors and those representing (a) companies and (b) individuals in future proceedings?​

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Neil Swift, a partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP, comments on the acquittal of Serco executives after the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) evidence errors and looks at learning points for future prosecutions. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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