Archive for the 'corruption' Category

Regina v Webster – WLR Daily

Regina v Webster [2010] EWCA Crim 2819; [2010] WLR (D) 216

“The reverse onus of proof which s 2 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1916 effected on a prosecution for an offence contrary to s 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, placing on the defendant the legal burden of disproving guilt was no longer necessary and the means of imposition were unreasonable and disproportionate, and so it unjustifiably interfered with the presumption of innocence provided by art 6(2) of he Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. It should therefore be read down pursuant to s 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 so as to impose a merely evidential burden on the defendant.”

WLR Daily, 6th December 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Appeal bid by former police chief adjourned – The Independent

“The latest appeal bid by a former Scotland Yard commander jailed for corruption will be heard next year after his case was adjourned today for investigations into new material he hopes will prove his innocence.”

Full story

The Independent, 1st December 2010


Disgraced Dizaei paid just £750 court costs – Daily Telegraph

“Disgraced former police officer Ali Dizaei paid just £750 towards the five-figure cost of putting him on trial, it can be disclosed today.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2010


The Bribery Act and how in-house counsel can help combat corruption – Law Society’s Gazette

“In July the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced that the Bribery Act will not come into force until April 2011, a full year after it received royal assent. At the same time, it promised to issue guidance to enable commercial organisations to understand the concept of ‘adequate procedures’. This guidance is the subject of a consultation process, managed by the MoJ, with a closing date for responses set for 8 November.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 14th October 2010


Sentence doubled for corrupt PC – The Independent

“A corrupt police officer who conspired with a drug dealer had his three-year jail sentence doubled at the Court of Appeal today.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st September 2010


Attorney General: World Bribery & Corruption Compliance forum – Attorney General’s Office

“The Attorney General addresses the World Bribery & Corruption Compliance Forum in London, 14th September 2010.”

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 14th Setember 2010


Government consults on anti-bribery guidance –

“The Government has published the six principles that will be used to determine whether or not a company is responsible for bribery offences committed by its employees or agents under new anti-corruption laws.”

Full story, 16th September 2010


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