House Of Lords' Bribery Act Report Asks The Right Questions

Law360 (April 5, 2019, 11:06 AM EDT) -- The House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 Committee published its “post-legislative scrutiny” report on March 14, 2019. The committee gave a positive review of the Bribery Act itself, saying it was an “excellent piece of legislation, which creates offenses which are clear and all-embracing” but, away from the black letter law of the legislation itself, questions remain around the application and enforcement of the act.

First, notwithstanding the broadly favorable nature of the report, given the scale and complexity of most corruption cases it is still far too early to say what effect the Bribery Act has actually had. Almost eight...

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