Lupton Fawcett provides tailored advice and training to explain to clients the essential requirements to ensure Bribery Act compliance and ensure that this defence is available to you. Our business crime solicitors can also represent you should you face a prosecution in relation to alleged offences under the Bribery Act.

What is Bribery and Corruption?

The Bribery Act 2010 modernises the law on bribery. Very broadly, bribery is defined as giving someone a financial or other advantage to encourage that person to perform their functions or activities improperly or to reward that person for already having done so.

Your business could be liable if a senior person commits a bribery offence as their actions could then be attributed to the company. Your business could also be liable where an employee or agent pays a bribe specifically to get business, keep business or gain a business advantage.

There is a full defence if you or your business can show that there were adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery. What counts as adequate will depend on the bribery risks that you face and the nature and complexity of your business.

We can assist with

  • Providing tailored training packages for you and your business to ensure that you and your staff understand the implications of the Bribery Act
  • Criminal investigations into you or your business
  • Dawn raids and search warrants
  • Arrest and interviews under caution
  • Prosecution and court proceedings

Case History

The Department recently assisted a client arrested for alleged offences under the Bribery Act, misconduct in public office and allegations of fraud relating to alleged inducements for public sector procurement contracts. After a lengthy investigation, no further action was taken against the client.

Speak to a specialist

For information and advice, or to seek legal representation in a case involving bribery, speak to the expert business law solicitors at Lupton Fawcett. Contact our Leeds, Yorkshire or Sheffield office today for friendly advice and expert help. For immediate assistance please use our 24/7 mobile number 07971 5204

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

Having advised and supported many local families, individuals and businesses, we are proud to offer clients a dedicated service from specialist solicitors who are experts in their field:

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