Edward Garnier QC leads the corporate teams in two Deferred Prosecution Agreements approved on 19 July 2021

On 19 July 2021, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) received approval by Mrs Justice May for separate Deferred Prosecution Agreements entered into with two UK-based companies for bribery offences. The two DPAs share a common Statement of Facts. The criminal conduct saw bribes paid in relation to multi-million pound UK contracts. The two companies will […]

21st July 2021

Corporate Criminal Liability Webinar: Law Commission and Herbert Smith Freehills

On 9th June 2021, the Law Commission and Herbert Smith Freehills hosted a virtual event: ‘Reviewing the law relating to the criminal liability of non-natural persons, including companies, and providing options for reform’. Lord Garnier QC was the first speaker in the discussion and spoke in favour of wider corporate criminal liability. Watch the full […]

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall QC – National Guide Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Lord Garnier QC writes for Counsel Magazine on the report into the Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice has recently completed its report into the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Lord Garnier QC has co-authored a review of this report with Michelle Nelson QC in this month’s issue of Counsel Magazine. While the report emphasises the importance of the CCRC and its work, […]

20th April 2021

Public Law Roundtable Event with DLA Piper

On 24th March 2021, Lord Garnier QC joined DLA Piper’s inaugural Public Law Roundtable event. DLA Piper’s UK public law team arranged the international briefing to provide other lawyers within DLA Piper from Australia, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Nigeria with an update on current public law trends in the UK. In addition […]

In The Interests of Justice – A Report into the Criminal Cases Review Commission by the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice

The Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice today launches its report into the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). The Westminster Commission was set up in 2019 by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice to respond to widespread concern about the low, and recently declining, number of cases referred to the […]

5th March 2021

Defamation, Data, Privacy: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Clients

When does the public interest override obligations under reputation protection clauses, typically included in settlement agreements and employment contracts/policies? Lord Garnier QC answers this question as part of a recent White Paper Conference. A clip of Edward’s answer is available above, access to the full answer and full conference can be purchased via White Paper […]

Global Disputes Forecast with DLA Piper

Lord Garnier QC will be joining DLA Piper on 22nd February for a panel discussion of predictions for disputes and regulatory work in Europe and beyond in 2021. Topics to be discussed include: What role does technology have in the transformation of disputes? Post-Brexit, what does the future hold for the public sector in the […]

Lord Garnier QC appointed to Serious Fraud Office’s panel of external counsel

We are pleased that Edward Garnier QC has been appointed to the SFO’s list of approved external counsel. Edward’s appointment is effective from 31st December 2020 and will run until 2024. For more information about Edward’s commercial and corporate crime practice, please contact our clerks.

11th January 2021

Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption

Edward Garnier QC has contributed a chapter on Deferred Prosecution Agreements for the third edition of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption, published by LexisNexis UK. In this new edition of this comprehensive work Edward, who developed DPAs for use in this jurisdiction when Solicitor General, offers a full overview of the DPA legislation […]

1st October 2020

R (Miller) v the Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41: An Unlawful Prorogation

On 24 September 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in R(Miller) v the Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41 holding that the prorogation of Parliament had been unlawful and was null and void. 4 Pump Court’s Edward Garnier QC and Anna Hoffmann were acting in this case for Sir John Major, one of […]

24th October 2019

The Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Lord Garnier QC served on the Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill, which has today published their report on the forthcoming draft law on the property market and money laundering. The report highlights the need for loopholes in the bill to be rectified to ensure that legislation successfully deters money laundering […]

20th May 2019

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