Corporate criminal liability review could yield “radical and seismic” changes - Louise Hodges quoted in GIR

6 November 2020

Louise Hodges, Head of our Criminal Litigation team has been quoted in GIR following the UK Government recently announcing it had finished a three year process of potentially reforming corporate criminal liability law and has now appointed the Law Commission to conduct further review.

Louise quoted;

With the commission's review, the UK may finally see the beginning of significant changes to its corporate criminal liability regime."

The Law Commission now has an opportunity to reflect on recent legislative changes to identify what has worked, focus on what needs to change, and what impact this will have on corporates, including small and medium enterprises as well as global companies."

The recommendations have the potential to be radical and seismic."

This article was first published by GIR on 4 November 2020. You can read the article in full by clicking here (subscription required).

Further information

For further information on the issues raised in this blog, please contact a member of our Corporate Crime team.


About the author

Louise Hodges is a specialist in corporate crimefinancial crime, FCA investigations, and serious and complex fraud. She is widely recognised as a leader in this field and leads Kingsley Napley LLP's cross practice financial services team and internal investigations team.

Louise has particular experience in advising corporates on issues of corporate crimebribery and corruption and fraud offences including advice in relation to internal investigations. These cases tend to be multi-jurisdictional, complex and of high value and frequently involve support from KN's employment and dispute resolution teams



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