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Serious Economic Crime – A boardroom guide to prevention and compliance

BCL partner Harry Travers was asked to be Consultant Editor for this first edition of “Serious Economic Crime – A boardroom guide to prevention and compliance” published by the Serious Fraud Office in association with White Page Ltd. Contributions to the book were also provided by BCL partner Guy Bastable and employed barristers Shaul Brazil and Rob Lawrie.

The book was launched at the end of 2011 and its primary purpose is to give corporate executives in UK and international businesses, lawyers, investigators and accountants informed commentary on the impact of anti-fraud and anti-corruption legislation. The book also provides practical guidance on the measures and policies businesses may put in place to manage the risks of economic crime.

In addition to contributions from BCL and other lawyers from the private sector, a wide cross-section of governmental and non-governmental organisations contributed chapters, including the OECD, the World Bank, OLAF (the European Anti-Fraud Office), City of London Police, the Financial Services Authority, Transparency International and others. 

The chapters written by BCL are:

  • “Introduction and Overview”, by Harry Travers
  • “The main fraud offences prosecuted by the SFO”, by Harry Travers, Shaul Brazil and Nick Yeo of Three Raymond Buildings
  • “Corporate manslaughter and criminal liability arising from a fatal accident”, by Guy Bastable
  • “Fraud, bad faith and dishonest conduct: the civil element”, by Harry Travers, Rob Lawrie and Jonathan Cohen of Littleton Chambers

For electronic versions of the book access the following link:


For a hard copy of the book please email law@bcl.com.

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