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Join us, the Solicitor General & the SFO Director to put your views on UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement proposals on October 17th

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On October 17th we shall be hosting a breakfast discussion in Pinsent Masons’ London office with the Solicitor General, Edward Garnier QC of the Attorney General’s Office, and Richard Alderman, Director of the Serious Fraud Office.

The Solicitor General and the Director of the SFO are seeking views from practitioners, corporates and others  on the government’s consideration of introducing a form of Deferred Prosecution Agreement to strengthen its armoury in enforcing against complex economic crime.

At the breakfast meeting at our offices the Solicitor General and the Director of the SFO will explain  the proposals under consideration and the reasons for considering changing the present system.

The floor will then be thrown open for discussion.

We have written on numerous occasions (including here, here, here and here) about the inadequacy of the present UK system.  In summary the UK system needs to provide certainty and finality for corporates in the same way as the US system to avoid what we have termed, enforcement arbitrage.

It is proposed that the output from these informal discussions with the Solicitor General and the SFO Director will be included in the government’s proposals in a future consultation.

Join us to communicate your views to the Solicitor General and the SFO Director or if you would prefer, communicate your views to us and we will communicate them on your behalf at the meeting.

If you would like to register your interest attend the breakfast meeting please contact Barry via email on, places will be limited.

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Matthew Madrigale
Sep 30, 2011 1:45


I would like to attend the event on the 17th if there still is space available.

Thank you.

Matthew Madrigale

Michael Nelson
Oct 4, 2011 3:38

I would like to attend please

Many thanks

Michael Nelson

Paul Wilkinson
Oct 4, 2011 3:39

I’d like to attend please,


Paul Wilkinson

Not America’s Finest Export « FCPA Professor
Oct 12, 2011 21:38

[…] readers will be interested in this October 17th event with Edward Garnier and Richard Alderman at Pinset Masons’ London office […]

James Vine (@JamesPSVine)
Oct 19, 2011 13:40

Readers will be even more interested in what the Director and S-G had to say. Do we get a post?

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