Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act, which came into force on 1 July 2011, makes it an offence for a UK national or person located in the UK to pay or receive a bribe, either directly or indirectly.

This practice note explains the key provisions of the Bribery Act in detail.

It provides information on procedures that firms can put in place to reduce the risk of bribery being carried out for or on their behalf.

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.