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[ 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off ]
Qatar Law Forum, Mansion House, London 17 December 2012

By James Wilson
On Monday 17 December 2012, the Qatar Law Forum held a Symposium on the Rule of Law at the Mansion House, hosted by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Roger Gifford. The occasion was the visit to the UK by His Excellency Dr Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, the Attorney General of Qatarand the UN Special Advocate on Stolen Asset Recovery.
The theme of the symposium was the rule of law and countering corruption in international business. The event was opened by speeches from the Lord Mayor, Dr Al …

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[ 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off ]
R v Patel: sentencing offences contrary to the Bribery Act 2010

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 nevertheless, it being “a first”, it may be of some interest. In any event the facts of the case are less dry than most.
Munir Patel, a 22-year-old clerk, started work at Redbridge Magistrates Court in 2009. …

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[ 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off ]
Corporate hospitality, bribery and the 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, but let’s take a closer look.
On 1 July 2012 it will be a year since the provisions of the Act came into force, and you’d have thought that at some point between then and now this …

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[ 9 May 2012 | Comments Off ]
Qatar Law Forum 2012

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 in this country. Here are a few thoughts on some of the sessions I attended and the conference in general.
The first Qatari Law Forum, held in 2009, had focussed largely on the international financial crisis. Needless …

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[ 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off ]
The Bribery Act: a tip for Christmas

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 that. We all know what bribery is, in the same way as we all – even those of us who are MPs – know what fiddling expenses is. In the same way as we know …