R v Rapid Engineering (2019)

Adrian Darbishire QC and Kathryn Hughes successfully defended a company prosecuted under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 and its director who was accused of bribing a Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager at a customer, in exchange for him showing favour to them in the commissioning of parts and supplies.

This is only the third prosecution for the section 7 failure to prevent offence, and the first acquittal.

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