15th March 2022


54 Doughty Street
020 7404 1313

Launch of the second edition of The UK Anti-Bribery Handbook

Tuesday 15 March | 18:30

Join us for a celebratory reception to launch the second edition of The UK Anti-Bribery Handbook co-authored by Christopher Sallon QC of Doughty Street Chambers and Sam Tate a partner at the international law firm RPC LLP.

Christopher Sallon QC is a founder member of Doughty Street Chambers and has a high-profile practice focusing on regulatory and financial crime, bribery and corruption, corporate compliance and pre-charge advice and all other aspects of criminal law trial and appeal work.

Sam Tate is a partner at the international law firm RPC LLP, where he leads the corporate crime team. He has extensive practical experience of complicated cross-border investigations and crime prevention programs and led the completion of the 11th and 12th Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK in 2021. Sam's practical experience includes advising FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He has also been an in-house expert in anti-corruption at a leading global energy company, advising on all types of anti-corruption issues and investigations.


Christopher Sallon QC and Sam Tate provide a fresh guide to the Bribery Act 2010 which acts as a reference point for those concerned with the risks arising from corrupt activities. Covering each of the principle offences, it enables the reader to implement adequate procedures to prevent bribes being paid. It contains practical guidance for those who are either conducting or facing investigations, and for those who may become the subject of a prosecution.

The Second Edition includes:

  • A revised internal investigations chapter co-authored by Sam Tate and Stephen Storey, Head of Ethics and Compliance at Compass Plc

  • A new chapter by the former global head of anti-corruption at HSBC, Susan Scott, on corruption risk in regulated entities

  • A significant update in relation to recent Deferred Prosecution Agreements (including the Airbus matter) and their implications by Christopher Sallon QC

  • An updated chapter on Adequate Procedures setting out the latest compliance trends and expectations

  • A revised chapter on Self-Reporting by Nichola Higgins of Matrix Chambers

The UK Anti-Bribery Handbook covers current UK bribery legislation and cases, and aides the reader’s comprehension through the use of checklists, case studies and relevant forms. It also helps the reader to understand the key requirements of an internal investigation, to make practical updates to a corporate compliance program, to review policies and procedures including those relating to gifts and entertainment, and to consider risks specific to regulated entities.

The emphasis is very much on practical support for decision makers, investigations and preventative compliance rather than on defending subsequent prosecutions. As such it is essential reading for in-house lawyers, compliance professionals and Board members who, post Bribery Act, are ever more likely to be engaged with difficult practical issues and choices.

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