Response To Lords Committee Call For Evidence

Response To Lords Committee Call For Evidence

The Law Society, City of London Law Society (CLLS) and Fraud Lawyers Association have made a joint submission to the House of Lords ad hoc Select Committee which is reviewing the operation of the Bribery Act.

Among the issues that the committee will examine are:

  • The Act's effectiveness;
  • whether there has been stricter prosecution of corrupt conduct;
  • the Act's impact on SMEs;
  • deferred prosecution afreements (DPAs) in relation to bribery

The submission says that the act has had a deterrent effect and that prosecutors need to be better resourced. The small number of DPAs mean that it is difficult to assess their impact.

The full response is available here.