Expert witness: House of Lords - Bribery Act 2010 oral evidence


Description of impact

With references to my research on extraterritorial enforcement of foreign anti-bribery law, providing an oral evidence in the context of the House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 Committee. Effectiveness of the Act. A deferred prosecution agreement with a company is not, and cannot be, a substitute for the prosecution of any individuals involved in corrupt conduct.

Who is affected

UK, Ministry of Justice, businesses, compliance professionals


The importance of having a law of bribery which is clear, effective and
robustly enforced is therefore not in doubt. As we explain in the following
chapter, the applicable law in the United Kingdom has evolved over time and
is now primarily contained in the Bribery Act 2010. However the task of the
legislature is not just to make law, but to see whether major legislation it has enacted is having the effect it was designed to achieve. This is the work of
House of Lords Committees doing post-legislative scrutiny.
Impact statusClosed
Impact date27 Nov 2018