The Home Office has announced that it intends to stop certain old and minor cautions and convictions from appearing on criminal record certificates.
The right of a person to discuss certain matters with their lawyer, no matter how nefarious, without fear of their confidence being broken is one that has been recognised since the 16th Century.
The Government has announced that it proposes to send half a million road traffic cases each year to a separate fast-track criminal court.
A recent survey, carried out by Ernst & Young, revealed that 48% of businesses are failing to vet their suppliers for compliance with the UK Bribery Act 2010.
A summary on the most recent updates relating to speeding fines and prosecutions in Britain.
It is a well established principle that a company has a separate legal personality from its members.
A judgment of the Supreme Court on 23 January has confirmed why all clients are best served by phoning their lawyers first rather than their accountant whenever they suspect fraud or financial mismanagement in their business.
The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that corporate manslaughter charges are to be brought against a mining company, under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007.
A discussion on when and if the Crown Prosecution Service should be able to take over and put a stop to private prosecutions.
Welcome to the winter 2012 edition of Salans Commercial Thinking.
Over a year after the implementation of the Bribery Act 2010, we are beginning to see how corporate bribery may be disposed of in future.
The Bribery Act has made the news again following the conviction of a would be taxi driver. Earlier this week, at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester, Mr Mawia Mushtaq became the second person convicted of an offence under the Bribery Act by attempting to bribe a Licensing Officer.
or many years Judges have criticised the inadequate sentencing powers afforded to them when dealing with the offence of Dangerous Driving.
You will recall that in our Autumn Bulletin we wrote about squatting becoming a criminal offence.
Rolls-Royce publically announced that it has provided information to the Serious Fraud Office in relation to bribery and corruption activities that have taken place overseas amongst its intermediaries.
With much fanfare, the UK’s Bribery Act, trumpeted by many as the most stringent anti-corruption legislation in the world, came into force on 1 July 2011 (those who had managed to get all their bribes paid by 30 June breathed a sigh of relief).
The Scottish Crown Office announced today that some £5.6 million of profits gained from unlawful behaviour is to be recovered by the Scottish Civil Recovery Unit from Abbott Group Limited (Abbot) after it confessed to benefitting from corrupt practices in 2007.
Muktar Ablyazov has been debarred from defending the $6billion claims brought against him by JSC BTA Bank, with the Bank now able to obtain judgment against him and enforce against his assets.
The Serious Fraud Office has withdrawn its guidance on "inter alia" self-reporting.
A tough new SFO policy means companies need lawyers on their side and rigorous adequate procedures in place.