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You are Invited to a Two Silk Briefing in Manchester on Corporate “Failure to Prevent” Offences after Skansen

Join us for a complimentary Two Silk Briefing by Jonathan Fisher QC and Nick Johnson QC on Corporate “Failures to Prevent” Offences after Skansen on Tuesday afternoon, 7 August at The Lowry, Manchester. Register your interest here.

The UK is witnessing the expansion of the ‘failure to prevent’ model of corporate criminal liability. In 2017, a new offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion was introduced and the CPS has just secured its first conviction of a company, Skansen Limited, for failing to prevent bribery. The recent developments impact practitioners and businesses of all sizes and show that there are limits to the benefits flowing from a self-report to the authorities.

We will consider:

  • What ‘failure to prevent’ means in practice
  • The potential for personal director liability
  • What to be aware of when considering a self-report
  • The lessons to be learned from Skansen
  • What constitutes adequate procedures

Details are as follows -

Date
Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Time
4:00pm – Arrival & welcome
4:30pm – Two Silk Briefing on Corporate “Failure to Prevent” Offences after Skansen followed by Q&A
5:30pm – Briefing ends, followed by refreshments

Venue
Lowry Hotel
50 Dearmans Place
Chapel Wharf Manchester

RSVP
Space is limited, please register your interest to ac@brightlinelaw.co.uk
Your place will be confirmed by return email

Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases by Chambers & Partners UK. He is also ranked in the legal directories as a leading barrister for financial services, fraud, and tax cases. He is described as “one of the brightest financial crime lawyers in this country. He leaves no stone unturned, has a phenomenal brain and has done some really fantastic international work”.

Nick Johnson QC is ranked in Chambers & Partners UK as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime cases and described as “an exceptional advocate who controls a courtroom.” He has particular expertise in bribery and corruption investigations and appeared as defence counsel in the Skansen case.

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