Lessons Learnt from the First Anti-Bribery Act Case

28 November 2011
The Lawyer
Within months of the Bribery Act 2010 coming into force, the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) has secured the first ever conviction under the Act. On 18 November, Munir Patel, a magistrates’ court clerk who pleaded guilty in October to soliciting and receiving a bribe of £500 for removing motoring offences from official records, was handed a six year prison sentence at Southwark Crown Court.