Corporations: Notable case

Mabey & Johnson Ltd (2011)

First successful prosecution by the SFO of a company (M&J Ltd) involved in overseas corruption and breaches of sanctions relating to the Iraq ‘Oil for Food ‘ programme. This was one of the first cases  of its type in which the parties formulated a plea agreement involving suggested levels of fine and reparation and in which the company agreed to monitoring requirements.

http://www.sfo.gov.uk/press-room/latest-press-releases/press-releases-2011/mabey--johnson-directors-made-illegal-payments-to-sadam-hussein's-iraq-to-gain-contract.aspx

Notable cases:

Operation Tabernula (2015)
The most complex insider dealing investigation undertaken so far by the Financial Services Authority
Mark Ellison QC | Tom Broomfield

R v Williamson and Malden Plumbing and Heating Ltd (2012)
Complex three month corporate manslaughter case at the Central Criminal Court.
Edward Brown QC

R v M (2012)
Workplace death
Sean Larkin QC

Mabey & Johnson Ltd (2011)
Corporate sanctions busting
Peter Finnigan QC

British Airways / Virgin Price-Fixing Trial (2010)
First trial of cartel offence under Enterprise Act
William Boyce QC | Adrian Darbishire QC

R v Eaton & Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Limited (2010)
First ever prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
Mark Ellison QC | Adrian Darbishire QC

R v Network Rail & others
The Hatfield Rail Crash
Sean Larkin QC | Adrian Darbishire QC | Selva Ramasamy

Blue Arrow
High-profile, complex corporate fraud
John Hilton QC | Peter Finnigan QC

Articles:

Corporate Manslaughter
An introduction to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 24.3.2009
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Aspects of the Section 188 Cartel Offences
Adrian Darbishire discusses aspects of the Cartel Offence, section 188 of the Enterprise Act. 27.2.2007

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