Lawyer gives evidence on first contested 'failure to prevent' conviction

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11 December 2018

The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 hears evidence from Iskander Fernandez, a Partner at the law firm BLM, who represented Skansen Interiors Limited in the first successful prosecution under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. 


Tuesday 11 December, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Iskander Fernandez, Partner, BLM

Possible Questions

  • The Skansen case represented the first conviction for a section 7 offence since the Bribery Act came into force. What does this case tell us about how the Act is operating in practice?
  • How should SMEs go about developing or updating their anti-bribery and corruption policies, potentially with limited resources?
  • Is the Ministry of Justice guidance on the Bribery Act providing adequate and up-to-date information for SMEs?
  • Do you think companies are adequately incentivised to self-report cases of bribery?

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