Corporate & Financial Crime
Bribery & Corruption
The corruption defence solicitors employed by DPP Law can offer expert advice and comprehensive legal support throughout any investigation into offences that fall under the legislation of the Bribery Act 2010, and can also help you to build a defence and represent you in court to ensure that all evidence is correctly and fairly heard and that you achieve the best possible outcome.
Investigations into bribery and corruption may be launched by individual companies trying to stamp out the behaviour internally, or by legal bodies such as the National Crime Agency.
If you are concerned that you may be investigated for any offence that falls within this category, DPP Law’s bribery and corruption solicitors can help.
Implications of Bribery and Corruption Accusations
2010 Bribery Act penalties are severe. If you have been accused of Bribery Act offences, you may face a maximum sentence for bribery of up to 10 years in prison along with an unlimited fine.
The same maximum punishments are used for individuals found guilty of corruption. You may also see certain items of property confiscated if they are deemed to have been obtained under circumstances laid out in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Failure of a business to investigate allegations or rumours of corruption can also lead to the disqualification of company directors, meaning that it is common not only for individuals guilty of this offence to be punished, but for their employers to face serious charges also.
If you’re facing a bribery or corruption allegation, solicitors from DPP Law can assist you.
Our bribery and corruption solicitors will be able to advise and defend you if you are accused of any of the following offences:
- Abuse of power
- Failing to prevent bribery or corruption
- Influence peddling
- Passive bribery
- Illegal patronage
Frequently Asked Questions
What is passive bribery?
This term refers to the offence committed by knowingly receiving a bribe. A conviction of passive bribery can also come with hefty penalties, so it is worth engaging bribery and corruption allegation solicitors whether you are on the giving or the receiving end of an alleged bribe.
What is the maximum sentence for bribery?
The most severe of the Bribery Act penalties is a 10 year custodial sentence. However, lesser Bribery Act offences may see the perpetrator handed an unlimited fine or having items of property confiscated.
Our corruption defence solicitors have lengthy experience of successfully representing clients accused of a wide variety of forms of bribery and other corrupt behaviours.
Whether you are concerned about an upcoming investigation or have already been accused of any offence within this category, make contact with DPP Law’s bribery and corruption solicitors as soon as possible to see what we can do for you.