Date:20 July 2021
Specialist Area:Criminal Litigation
The Law Commission is seeking views on whether, and how, the law relating to corporate criminal liability can be improved so that it appropriately captures and punishes criminal offences committed by corporations, and their directors or senior management.
Kingsley Napley and 33 Chancery Lane are hosting the final seminar of the series to discuss some of the ongoing concerns about the effectiveness of the law of corporate criminal liability, and options for its reform.
This session will touch on options for reform of corporate criminal liability – such as the annual slavery and human trafficking statements required under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 – and offer some thoughts and conclusions based on the discussions to date. These have covered: reform of the identification principle; deferred prosecution agreements; the failure to prevent model; overseas approaches; and, whether wider corporate criminality should be a matter for the civil courts.
There will be a Q&A section and audience participation is encouraged.
- David Allan, Law Commission Corporate Criminal Liability Project
- Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions,
- Professor Sarah Green, Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law
- Rob Kaye, Law Commission, Corporate Criminal Liability Project
- Martin Evans QC, 33 Chancery Lane
- Amanda Pinto QC 33 Chancery Lane
- Katherine Tyler, Partner, Kingsley Napley
- Professor Penney Lewis, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law.
Registration for this event has now closed