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Keith Wood Blogs about What the SFO Should Have Learned from the Kaupthing Case

Read Keith’s expert opinion on the lessons learned from the SFO’s conduct throughout the Kaupthing case here.

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Siobhain Egan Considers Progress on the UK Libor Investigation

Siobhain Egan has posted a new blog considering the progress of the UK criminal inquiry into the Libor scandal. Read the full blog here.

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RBS Could Settle Libor Investigations within Months

According to an article in the Telegraph, the Royal Bank of Scotland could announce a multi-million pound settlement within months over allegations its staff attempted to manipulate Libor. Read the full article here.

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New Blog from our Firearms Expert

Laura Saunsbury, our resident firearms expert, has written a blog post advising on delays with shotgun certificate renewals. This has also been published in the November/December edition of the CPSA's magazine, Pull!, on page 21. Click here to read the blog.

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MoJ Introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a new measure available to prosecutors in cases of corporate offending including fraud, money laundering and bribery.

The measure - a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) - can be made between a prosecutor and an organisation to defer prosecution for alleged economic wrongdoing as long as stringent conditions are met.

If they agree to enter into a DPA, organisations will publicly face up to their wrongdoing and may be required to:

  • Make amends to victims.
  • Pay substantial financial penalties.
  • Reform their practices to prevent such conduct occurring again.

DPA agreements are overseen by an independent judge, agreed in open court and the outcome is published to ensure transparency. If, at the end of the period, the prosecutor is satisfied the organisation has met its obligations, there is no prosecution. If not, a prosecution could be brought.

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