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Ross Dixon analyses DPAs in the New Law Journal

5 Jul 2021

Corporate crime partner Ross Dixon has written an article for the New Law Journal charting the evolution of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), and analysing their effectiveness.

Ross’s article, entitled ‘Deferred Prosecution Agreements – Great Expectations’ sets out the key learnings from the nine DPAs that had, at the time of writing, been agreed by the SFO.

Ross highlights a number of problems with these DPAs, including ‘the persistent inconsistency’ between criminal verdicts on individuals, and the alleged wrongdoing on which the DPAs have been based.



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