UK Legal Panel Explores Tightening Corporate Crime Law

Law360, London (June 10, 2021, 6:05 PM BST) -- The U.K.'s independent Law Commission on Thursday called for input from the business and legal communities on how to upgrade laws for more effective prosecution of corporations, their senior management and directors for criminal offenses.

 

The commission, a statutory independent body that conducts research to make legal recommendations to government and parliament, said in its consultation that there are many impediments to holding organizations to account for crimes committed by them, including regulatory breaches and fraud.

"In their current form, there is concern that the law on corporate criminal liability does not always appropriately criminalize corporate misbehavior, especially when applied...

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