First Bribery Act conviction sees court clerk sentenced to six years imprisonment
Munir Patel, an administration clerk at an Essex magistrates' court, today became the first person to be convicted under the new Bribery Act.
Force majeure clauses: Traps for the unwary
Force majeure is a clause commonly found in commercial agreements, which states that one or both parties will not be liable for any delay in performance or non-performance of its obligations upon the occurrence of certain extraordinary events.
Court clerk first to be charged under new Bribery Act
An administration clerk at an Essex magistrates' court is the first person to be charged under the new Bribery Act, after allegedly accepting £500 from a defendant to 'fix' a motoring offence.
Bribery Act: Compliance for developers
New legislation, described as the toughest anti corruption measures in the world, came into force on 1 July.
Software: Goods or services?
Software is an elusive product when it comes to determining whether supplying it should be classified legally as goods or as services.
The Bribery Act: Facilitation payments: A real dilemma
Commercial organisations attempting to comply with the UK Bribery Act 2010 face a real dilemma when it comes to facilitation payments.
Riots and insurance: Q&A
Following some of the worst civil unrest for many years, we have looked at the urgent implications of submitting a claim to your insurers or your position where you carry a large excess, are underinsured or uninsured.
The Bribery Act 2010: There is no such thing as a free lunch for pension scheme trustees
The Bribery Act clarifies and simplifies the pre-existing law on bribery, creating a new legal framework to combat bribery in the private and public sectors. It is aimed at corporate activity but it also applies to trustees of individual pension schemes.
Throwing light on the meaning of adequate procedures?
The new 'corporate offence' introduced on 1st July by the Bribery Act 2010 has been the subject of much discussion.
Anti-bribery due diligence: Buyers and investors beware
The UK Bribery Act 2010 is now in force in the UK, and alongside existing exposure under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 reinforces the investment case for carrying out effective anti-bribery due diligence.
Corporate hospitality and the Bribery Act
The Bribery Act 2010 came into effect on 1 July 2011. It is amongst the toughest anti-bribery and corruption legislation in the world.
Bribery Act compliance: Only two weeks to go
With the Bribery Act coming into force on 1 July 2011, many businesses are struggling to have all their procedures in place to ensure compliance. The message is, 'Don't panic'.
Let's settle this once and for all: Part 36 V Calderbank offers
It is easy to feel on the edge of an abyss when a claim form listing your company as a 'defendant' arrives on your doorstep or if you believe an existing dispute has to go through the courts in order to reach a conclusion.
Bribery Act Compliance: Should you delay?
New legislation described as the toughest anti-corruption measures in the world and due to come into force in April, has been delayed.
Bribery Act delay could cause more problems than it solves
It is being widely reported today that implementation of the Bribery Act 2010 will be delayed, though there has been no official announcement by the Government or the Ministry of Justice.