After the delays we commented on, the Ministry of Justice has finally published its guidance to the Bribery Act 2010 which will be fully in force from 1 July 2011. The guidance sets out procedures a commercial organisation should adopt to prevent bribery by those associated with it and contains some useful commentary. Whilst the legal status of the commentary is unclear it may help organisations in their decisions about sensitive subjects like how much corporate hospitality can be offered and to whom.

The guidance does not answer all the questions that commercial organisations have but contains some useful commentary. Our experts Rosanne Kay and Tom Webley have prepared a detailed alert that you can access if you follow the link here.