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Farleys Solicitors LLP Hold Free Seminar on The Bribery Act


Farleys Solicitors LLP are holding a free seminar for businesses in Lancashire on the implications of the Bribery Act, which will come into force on 1st July 2011.

The Bribery Act, which was the last act passed by the labour government and has since suffered a number of setbacks, includes a number of new offences in relation to bribery and corruption, and requires businesses to review their anti-bribery procedures in order to ensure compliance.

The free seminar, to be held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel on 18th May, will cover the following:

• Changes to the law - stricter enforcement, new offences and stronger punishment
• Key risk areas - how to protect your business
• An end to corporate hospitality? - where the law lies
• Act now - what you need to do to prepare

Paul Schofield, Head of Fraud and Business Crime at Farleys comments:

“The existing anti-bribery laws in the UK are a century old and the forthcoming Bribery Act, which will replace existing bribery and corruption laws, will be tough on businesses. Amongst the changes to the law is the introduction of a new strict liability corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent bribery. The Act states that companies will be responsible for all corruption undertaken by staff unless they can show that they had put adequate procedures in place to prevent it.

“Business owners should be aware that both organisations and individuals are liable to be prosecuted under the Act, with heavy penalties enforceable if sufficient defence is not mounted”.

For more information on Farleys’ free Bribery Act seminar, contact Kate Silvers on 0845 868 5167.

Farleys Solicitors LLP is a leading North West based law firm, offering legal advice across a wide range of specialisms to both businesses and individuals. For more information about the legal advice available from Farleys Solicitors in Manchester or Lancashire, visit or call 0845 287 0939.


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