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BRIBERY ACT: More or less guilty

03 June 2011  

Mathew Leverton reviews recent guidelines, bad faith and the Bribery Act

If it is possible to generalise at all, one might observe that the law dealing with dishonest or fraudulent behaviour is concerned with conduct that has a quality of bad faith, untruth or perhaps unlawful ‘sharp practice’ about it. Logically, bribery falls within this definition in that it is an inherently dishonest activity by which defendants aim to make gains for themselves, usually at the expense of others.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Derry v Peek (1889) LR 14 App Cas 337

    Starglade Properties Ltd v Nash [2010] EWCA Civ 1314