Corporate Crime

Over the last ten years, the Government has passed a series of laws creating new corporate criminal offences - from corporate manslaughter, money laundering, bribery and insider dealing to environmental health and consumer protection. Keeping on top of the latest laws, cases and commentary is a challenge – but the stakes are higher than ever.

LexisPSL Corporate Crime brings together everything you need to know about criminal procedures and specific corporate crimes in one place. Clear, concise practice notes from the leading experts with practical tips on how to apply the law in real life. Direct links to primary law, case law and commentary (including Blackstones, Criminal Procedure Rules and All England Law Reports Crime). And news updates on the latest laws, cases and hot topics, to help you keep your finger on the pulse.

So you can get an expert view, backed up by the relevant legal authority, without having to check umpteen different sources. And you can be confident you’re giving your clients the most authoritative, up-to-date advice at all times.

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Wounding or causing grievous bodily harm with intentThe offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intentWounding or causing grievous bodily harm...
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19th May
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Facilitation payments under the Bribery Act 2010Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 19th May
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Burden and standard of proof in criminal proceedingsThere are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party...
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19th May
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Violent disorderThe offence of violent disorderViolent disorder can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. These offences will...
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19th May
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Handling stolen goodsThe ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly...
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19th May
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Proxy purchasing of tobacco and nicotine productsIn England and Wales it is an offence for an adult to buy or attempt to buy tobacco or tobacco...
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19th May
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Sexual risk ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing Code,...
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Produced in partnership with Monica Stevenson of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Possession of indecent photographs of a child and prohibited images of childrenOffence of possession of an indecent photograph of a childIt is an...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 19th May
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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions trackerThis Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under...
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19th May
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What is the time limit for bringing a prosecution for a summary only offence?We refer you to Practice Note: Commencing criminal proceedings—applying...
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19th May
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Breach of a suspended sentenceThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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Corporate criminal liabilityThis Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing...
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19th May
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Driving offences and police powersPolice powers and preliminary testsUnder the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) there are three types of preliminary...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Disclosure of evidence in Scottish criminal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May
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Mitigation in the sentencing of criminal offencesOnce a defendant has been convicted of a criminal offence by a criminal court in England and Wales,...
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19th May

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Terms and content of a DPAWhat must a DPA contain?The statutory requirements for the content of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) are found in...
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13th Jul
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Deferred prosecution agreementsWhat is a deferred prosecution agreement?A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an agreement between an organisation...
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13th Jul
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Control of asbestos—penaltiesPenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 13th Jul
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Control of asbestos—duty to manageThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from...
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13th Jul
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The pre-action protocols and when they applyThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of...
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13th Jul
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Legislation tracker for corporate crime practitioners—2021This Practice Note tracks primary legislation and the progress of government bills relevant...
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13th Jul
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DPAs in practiceDeferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have been available since 24 February 2014, when the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA 2013) came...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton John Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 13th Jul
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What are the UKCA marking and UKNI marking, and when are they needed?A ‘UK Conformity Assessed’ (UKCA) marking is a product marking introduced as a...
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13th Jul
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Sentencing organisations for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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DPA processWhich organisations will be suitable for DPA negotiationsThe Deferred Prosecution Agreement Code of Practice (DPA Code) for prosecutors is...
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13th Jul
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Challenging UK sanctions designations under SAMLA 2018This Practice Note explains the UK domestic sanctions regime under the Sanctions and Anti-Money...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 13th Jul
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Fifth Money Laundering Directive—what’s changed? [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Fourth Money...
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13th Jul
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Sanctions regime—cyberattacksFinancial sanctions target behaviour, and have traditionally been aimed at:•terrorism•nuclear weapons development,...
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13th Jul
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Brexit timelineOn 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29...
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13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Financial Conduct AuthorityWhat is the FCA?The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates financial services firms...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Health and Safety ExecutiveWhat is the HSE?The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator for...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Competition and Markets AuthorityBrexitAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. It...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne and Sam Russell of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the policeWhat type of police could I encounter?The police broadly investigate most offences in the UK. The police force in...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Serious Fraud OfficeWhat is the SFO?The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates serious or complex frauds and...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by HM Revenue & CustomsWhat is HMRC?HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the administration and collection of...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul

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