R v Patel: sentencing offences contrary to the Bribery Act 2010

Bribery

By David Allan The first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 to reach the Court of Appeal has arrived. However, it is perhaps not the high-profile scalp that the proponents of the Act might have wanted. I’m not too sure how much can be taken from the case that is of any wider application but […]

Corporate hospitality, bribery and the Olympics

Olympics

By Simon Hetherington Corporate hospitality might have been expected to have a bumper season this year. But apparently such is not the case. A number of companies, it is reported, are refusing to allow their staff to accept ticketsto the Olympics, lest they fall foul of the Bribery Act 2010. Commendable restraint, one might think, […]

Qatar Law Forum 2012

Qatar Law Forum

By James Wilson I enjoyed the privilege over the weekend of attending the 2012 Qatar Law Forum, held in Doha. The theme of the conference was “The rule of law in a time of change”. The conference was attended by over 400 delegates from approximately 60 jurisdictions, including many leading figures from the legal profession […]

The Bribery Act: a tip for Christmas

Christmas present

By Susan Brown, Director at law firm Prolegal The Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July this year, is a perfectly sensible piece of law. As the preamble succinctly states, it makes provision about offences relating to bribery, and for connected purposes, and (atypically for recent legislation) it proceeds to do exactly […]