Louise Hodges, Head of the Criminal Litigation team has been quoted in The Times on how guidance to corporations and their executives contained in the Bribery Act has triggered concern.
The concept of adequate procedures - which businesses must take against corruption - continues to be considered as problematic as court decisions are fact-specific and there is no precedent or judicial guidance to date."
There is little appetite among the authorities to provide more detail to smaller businesses, which have been regarded as shouldering a disproportionate burden and costs to produce sufficiently adequate compliance systems."
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About the author
Louise Hodges is head of the criminal litigation team and leads Kingsley Napley LLP’s cross practice financial services team and internal investigations team. She is particularly well known for representing individuals subject to financial regulatory and/or criminal investigations for market abuse or market misconduct including insider dealing and misleading the market, mainly dealt with by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the SFO.