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The White Collar Crime Centre featured in the Financial Times

On 29 September 2017, The White Collar Crime Centre’s response to the government’s call for evidence on the need for corporate criminal liability reform was featured in the Financial Times. Discussing the introduction of the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, the Financial Times highlighted The Centre’s work in identifying a number of cases where individuals were prosecuted but corporations were not owing to the way in which corporate criminal liability is structured in the United Kingdom. Jonathan Fisher QC, the founder of The Centre, was quoted as follows: "“It is unacceptable that companies bearing a responsibility for their contributing conduct — for their failure to supervise and have adequate systems in place to prevent economic crime — have not been required to answer for that failure in a criminal court.”

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The White Collar Crime Centre has been established by Bright Line Law to explore the developing engagement between criminal law and corporate misconduct. Directed by Jonathan Fisher QC, Lead Counsel of Bright Line Law, The White Collar Crime Centre operates separately from Bright Line Law’s legal practice.

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