Date: 16 May 2012, 08.30 - 10.00 (refreshments available from 08.00)
Venue: Newcastle Unviersity Business School, 5 Barrack Road, NE1 4SE
Speakers: Dean Murray (Associate Dickinson Dees) and Alan Doig (North East Fraud Forum)
Title: The Bribery Act for HR Professionals - how does it affect me and my organisation?
This is a question which was much discussed in the period before the Act was introduced in 2010. There has already been some enforcement action under the Act and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office is clear that further enforcement action will be evident in the near future:
“We are already using compulsory powers in a number of cases. The cases that we are looking at are the biggest and most complex and so will take time to develop but it will not be too long before we see Court activity. The impact of this will be very considerable. I am very optimistic about this. Enforcement activity under our Bribery Act will make a real difference.”
We would like to invite HR professionals from all organisations to this session at which Professor Alan Doig from the North East Fraud Forum will also share his experience on the background to and context of the Act, and will provide an insight into the levels of UK corruption compared with other countries. Dean Murray, an Associate at Dickinson Dees who has advised numerous businesses on meeting their continuing obligations under the Act, will then provide the detail and the implications of the Act for practitioners, as well as an update on developments since the Act was introduced.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A and discussion about issues of relevance to delegates.
TO BOOK: If you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean is an Associate in Dickinson Dees' Company & Commercial department who specialises in advising on UK and EU competition law, Bribery Act and commercial law. His experience spans a broad range of industry sectors including chemicals, utilities, transport, branded goods, banking and the automotive industry, with clients in commercial businesses of all types (from multi-national PLC’s to owner-managed businesses) as well as Local Authorities, Regional Development Agencies, Universities and third sector bodies. A lot of his work has been contentious, having acted for clients in a number of investigations, helping to achieve satisfactory outcomes in high profile cases. He regularly delivers training on a range of subjects, including The Bribery Act and the practical steps to be taken to ensure compliance.
Alan was Professor at Liverpool John Moores and Teesside Universities where he developed and delivered postgraduate courses in fraud management and in financial investigations in conjunction with the police and with the private sector. He left to work for the Council of Europe in Turkey as resident advisor on prevention of corruption projects and then for UNODC as the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) mentor in Thailand. He was also editor of the UNCAC Technical Guide. He now undertakes part-time consultancies in the UK and abroad, including organising the events for the North East Fraud Forum, a voluntary police, public and private sector initiative to promote dialogue, information and training on fraud.
Published: 8th May 2012