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22 Apr 2024

Identification Principle on Target?

Maia Cohen-Lask discusses the implications of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act (ECCTA 2023) on holding corporations criminally liable for serious fraud offences, in light of the Serious Fraud Offences v Barclays case.

The article covers:

  • the scope of the ECCTA 2023 and the identification principle’s role in identifying and assigning liability in order to prosecute companies
  • the impact of SFO v Barclays plc in ushering in the legislative change for prosecuting serious fraud offences

This article was originally published in the New Law Journal on the 12th April 2024.

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