The Crime and Courts Act 2013 and its impact on financial crime enforcement

The Crime and Courts Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013. This important piece of legislation introduces a host of significant changes to the criminal justice system, including the abolition of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the introduction of the National Crime Agency. It also lays the foundation for a new deferred prosecution agreement procedure to deal with financial crime, provides the statutory basis for a new self-regulation regime for the press resulting from the Leveson enquiry and makes a number of strategic and administrative changes to policing and judicial appointments.

In this briefing we focus on the provisions in the legislation relating to financial crime offences and enforcement and consider how they will impact on commercial organisations. 

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