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Are You Liable Under the UK Bribery Act?

We are pleased to bring you a guest blog post today from Laura Livingstone, an employment partner at Davenport Lyons, a leading London-based commercial law firm. SkillSoft recently partnered with Davenport Lyons to develop a new Legal Compliance e-learning course for the UK Bribery Act of 2010.

By Laura Livingstone, Davenport Lyons

Bribery The UK Bribery Act came into effect three months ago, setting stringent ethical standards for any company conducting business in the UK. Under the new legislation, companies’ senior officers are now liable for employees engaging in both the bribery of government officials and any corruption that occurs between private organizations and persons. In addition, it also makes a separate violation out of companies’ failure to prevent bribery in the first place. However, the UK Bribery Act does provide one defense for organizational liability: employee training.


If your organization is conducting business in the UK, it is crucial to fully understand the details of the Act and how providing training to your employees can safeguard your organization from liability. Join Laura Livingstone and Richard Elliott of Davenport Lyons on Wednesday, October 26th for a complimentary webinar exploring the UK Bribery Act and how you can protect your organization. Information covered will include:

  • Situations that would be considered bribery under the Bribery Act 2010;
  • Functions, activities or performances to which bribes might relate;
  • The types of activities that offer the greatest potential for exposure to bribery situations; and
  • The penalties for individuals found guilty of a bribery offense under the Bribery Act 2010.

You can register for the webinar here: https://www.skillsoft.com/online/fy12/uk-bribery-act?srcID=Blog

Hope to see you there!

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