The US Department of Justice’s FCPA Pilot Programme

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by Sangeeta Bedi As part of its “enhanced enforcement strategy”, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) recently announced a one-year pilot programme to encourage companies to voluntarily self-disclose misconduct under the US Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of overseas bribery of a foreign official. The Enforcement Plan and Guidance (the “Guidance”) issued by the […]

Back to the drawing board: it’s time to rethink LASPO

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by Steve Hynes Four years ago the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) received royal assent. In the following April cuts to legal aid were introduced that according to the government’s own estimates denied access to justice to over 300,000 people. Since the controversial legislation was approved by parliament there have been […]