Louise Hodges and Alun Milford write for PLC Magazine following the Law Commission’s announcement that it had been tasked by the government to investigate the laws around corporate criminal liability and provide options for reform.
This is the next step in a protracted and increasingly controversial discussion on whether or not to reform the law of corporate criminal liability for economic crime.
This article first appeared in the December 2020 issue of the PLC Magazine and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. You can view the full article by clicking here and for subscription enquiries to PLC, please visit www.practicallaw.com.
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About the authors
Louise Hodges is a specialist in corporate crime, financial 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 crime, bribery 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.
Alun Milford is a partner in the Criminal Litigation team and specialises in serious or complex financial crime, proceeds of crime litigation and corporate investigations. He has particular knowledge and experience of issues surrounding corporate crime and deferred prosecution agreements. He joined Kingsley Napley from the public sector where, over a twenty-six year career as a government lawyer and public prosecutor, he worked in a wide variety of roles including General Counsel at the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Services’ Head of Organised Crime, its Head of Proceeds of Crime and Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office’s Head of Asset Forfeiture Division.