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Sir Brian Leveson gives evidence on the Bribery Act 2010

13 November 2018

The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 hears evidence from judge Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Lisa Osofsky, Director of the Serious Fraud Office, and Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions.

Witnesses

Tuesday 13 November, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.35am

  • Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen's Bench Division

At 11.35am

  • Lisa Osofsky, Director of the Serious Fraud Office
  • Hannah von Dadelszen, Head of Fraud, Serious Fraud Office
  • Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Kristin Jones, Head of Specialist Fraud Division, Crown Prosecution Service

Possible Questions

  • Do you think a company that self-reports at an early stage should automatically be offered a DPA?
  • Is there a concern that some of the UK's largest companies may be offered DPAs however bad their conduct and regardless of whether they have self-reported or been cooperative?
  • Transparency International believe that punishing senior individuals is the best deterrent. Do you agree?
  • Prosecutions for offences under the Bribery Act require the personal consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions or the Director of the Serious Fraud Office. Scotland has no analogous provisions. Is this provision overkill?
  • Do you believe your organisations have adequate financial and human resources for the lengthy investigations often involved in relation to offences under the Bribery Act? 
  • How could investigations be shortened?

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Further Information

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