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Lord Advocate gives evidence on the Bribery Act 2010

06 November 2018

The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 hears evidence from three of the UK's law societies, and on differences in the handling of bribery cases between England and Wales, and Scotland.

Witnesses

Tuesday 6 November, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.35am

  • Eoin O’Shea, Partner, Reed Smith LLP; Chair, Corporate Crime and Corruption Committee, City of London Law Society
  • Louise Hodges, Partner and Head of the Financial Services Group, Kingsley Napley
  • Rodney Warren, Senior Partner, Warren’s Law and Advocacy

At 11.35am

  • Rt Hon James Wolffe QC, Lord Advocate
  • Andrew Laing, Deputy Procurator Fiscal, Special Casework
  • Denise McKay, Head of the Civil Recovery Unit

Possible questions

  • Do you think understanding of the Bribery Act is improving with time?
  • How effective are the UK’s law enforcement organisations when it comes to investigating and prosecuting bribery cases in the UK and involving UK parties abroad?
  • Is the Ministry of Justice Guidance on the Bribery Act providing adequate and up-to-date information for businesses, especially SMEs?
  • Is there sufficient cooperation between the UK Ministry of Justice and the Scottish Crown Office?
  • Do you think decisions on prosecutions in Scotland are taken at a sufficiently high level?
  • What does England and Wales have to learn from Scotland in deterring bribery, and dealing with offences of bribery?

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