Response to banker recklessness needs work – lawyers

Current offence under Financial Services Act 2012 is "unprosecutable"

Tom Hayes
Tom Hayes was convicted in August of Libor-related fraud

Changes in UK criminal law around financial crime may not lead to more successful prosecutions, senior lawyers have argued.

The last decade has seen two major updates for white-collar offences: the Fraud Act in 2006 and the Bribery Act in 2010. "In Section 7 of the Bribery Act, the failure to prevent bribery is a potentially useful weapon in the prosecutor's armoury," David Kirk, partner at McGuireWoods, said at a Queen Mary University of London seminar on September 18.

He said there are calls

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