Bribery at work

Topic Index
Summary of the Act’s scope
Failure to prevent bribery – the new corporate offence
Six principles of ‘adequate procedures’
Particular areas of risk
Action to be taken


  • Andrew Young, a solicitor at law firm Seddons, considers what organisations should be doing in response to the Bribery Act 2010 which came into force on 1 July 2011.
  • The Act introduces significant changes to the law which could impact the way in which your organisation and individuals connected with your organisation conduct business in the UK and overseas.
  • The Act has seen its first conviction - a former magistrates’ court clerk who pleaded guilty to accepting a £500 bribe to get rid of a speeding conviction has been imprisoned for 3 years.
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