Bribery Act Requirements

As well as setting out the current legal definitions of bribery, the Bribery Act 2010 establishes an absolute offence of failure by a corporate or commercial organisation to prevent bribery, with criminal penalties for firms which fail to adequately manage the risk of bribery.

We can provide training and support to firms to ensure that they have adequate processes in place to identify and mitigate the risk of being caught up in a bribery scandal and to ensure that they meet the requirements of the statutory defence to allegations of failing to prevent the payment or receipt of a bribe by a rogue employee or consultant.


It has been fantastic working with Laurence Howland and Buckles Law. Laurence is very experienced in the anti-money laundering rules and regulations and is passionate about helping professional services firms effectively implement those rules into their practices. Laurence will go the extra mile for us and our clients and this is very much appreciated.


Sharon Cooke FCA CTA
Technical Director
2020 Innovation Training Limited

Why you need to care about the sanctions on Russians

By Laurence Howland | 10/08/2022 |

On the 24 February 2022, Russian troops moved into the Donbas region of Ukraine in what President Vladimir Putin described as a “special military operation” and most Western countries described as a full-scale invasion. In the wake of this military incursion, many countries including the UK hurriedly implemented a wide range of sanctions against Russian…