Red Lion Chambers specialise in fraud, financial crime and multi-handed conspiracies, at home and internationally. With our unrivalled expertise in bribery and corruption cases, we can provide strategic and tactical support from advice and pre-trial stages to confiscation and appeal.
Our members have prosecuted and defended in numerous high-profile cases and therefore can offer clients a balanced and enhanced perspective on bribery and corruption issues. We work in partnership with our clients, providing them with expert advice and solutions regarding all aspects of the Bribery Act.
The Bribery Act 2010
The UK Bribery Act has had a major impact on corporations and commercial organisations, extending corporate liability to “failure to prevent” bribery offences committed by employees or related persons under section 7.
With our experience in corruption and bribery cases, members advise businesses on the efficacy of anti-corruption policies in accordance with government policy and the potential risks posed by ‘red flag’ incidents.
We are monitoring the development of criminal financial legislation, which will further extend corporate criminal liability to failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion for the acts committed by employees or related persons.
Deferred Prosecution Agreements
The Crime and Courts Act 2013 came into force in April 2013. The Act introduced Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), which allow corporate organisations to resolve allegations of criminal activity without being prosecuted.
Our team are well-versed in DPA’s and have an expert understanding of the complexities and implications involved.
- Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd v Director of Public Prosecutions  Lloyd’s Rep FC 108 (international mutual assistance, restraint order, bribery and corruption, Nigerian oil field); Jonathan Fisher QC
- Junior counsel in the first ever UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement (Failure of Corporate to Prevent Bribery). Allison Clare
- Innospec 2 (2013 to 2014: defence): Trial and appeal concerning the bribery of foreign officials in Indonesia. Tony Shaw QC
- MWKL (2010-2011): advising UK subsidiary of US parent on allegations of corruption in Nigeria leading to £7m civil settlement with SFO. There were related investigations by DoJ under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 in the US against Halliburton and other foreign companies in other jurisdictions: Tony Shaw QC
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Identifying the right barrister(s) and ensuring early involvement is essential to securing a positive outcome in a court of law. We have vast experience in this area and our clerking team are on hand to discuss your legal options in the strictest confidence.
To discuss your options and for details of our transparent fees’ structure, please contact our clerking team, led by Chambers Director, Mark Bennett.
- For specific case enquiries, please contact our clerking team.
- If you are a professional client and would like to discuss in-house training and seminar opportunities, please contact Jennifer Ukaegbu.