A double first: DPA published in relation to failure to prevent bribery under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) obtained on 30 November 2015 court approval for the first ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) under Schedule 17 to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (in force since 24 February 2014).

In what is a double first, the DPA relates to an alleged offence under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010, namely failure to prevent bribery committed by an associated person.