Insights: Legal Updates - April 2011

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Bribery Act 2010 – update

Charles Wander, David Robinson |

The awaited guidance has now been issued by the Justice Secretary and the Act will come into force on 1 July 2011. The Act requires the Justice Secretary to publish guidance about procedures which commercial organisations can put in place to prevent persons associated with them from participating in bribery. The guidance is not prescriptive […]

My Word is My Bond?


Bonds have been with us since before the time of Shakespeare, and in some cases the wording has not changed much either. Originally a bond was simply a promise to pay a sum of money on a particular date (e.g. “I promise to pay you £100 at the end of the month”). From this “simple […]