Business ethics: promoting change through corporate criminal responsibility
The new offences are expected to be modelled on the “failure to prevent” offence, and “adequate procedures” defence, of the Bribery Act 2010. The recent Rolls Royce decision shows how draconian the penalties for non-compliance can be.
We have produced a short series of guidance notes setting out the background and some practical steps that can be taken at this stage to avoid criminal sanctions. If you would to receive a copy of these notes or discuss this issue with us in further detail please get in touch.