Heather Phillips BL

Heather Phillips BL

Heather is a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland, practising in the criminal defence field with experience in areas of fraud, financial crime and environmental crime.

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The Bribery Act, due diligence and DPAs

Mark Mulholland QC and Heather Phillips consider the lessons learned from the UK’s first DPA – and find that early reporting and a culture of compliance should be at the fore when the commercial long-term future of an organisation is at stake

A new mechanism of deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) was introduced in February 2014 by s 45 and Sch 17 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA 2013), whereby an agreement may be reached between a designated prosecutor and an organisation facing prosecution for certain economic or financial offences. 

01 February 2016
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