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Anti-Bribery Policy and Compliance Procedures

Altlaw prides itself on maintaining a reputation for acting fairly and in accordance with the highest ethical and legal standards wherever it does business.  This is more important than ever following the introduction of strict new rules brought in by the Bribery Act 2010 (which came into force in the UK on 1st July 2011).

Under the Bribery Act 2010 it is an offence:

  • To offer a bribe; promise or give a bribe to another person
  • To receive a bribe; request, agree to or accept a bribe from another person
  • If a company fails to take action to prevent a bribery.

It should be noted that according to published Ministry of Justice Guidance (found at http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/legislation/bribery-act-2010-guidance.pdf) this DOES NOT preclude the use of bona fide corporate hospitality, as long as the cost can be considered reasonable and proportionate, which the Government recognises to be an established and important part of doing business.



At Altlaw, the integrity of our staff, and those with whom we do business is critical to our success.  As a result, Altlaw places on record that it does not encourage, nor tolerate any form of bribery, whether direct or indirect, by, or of, its employees, consultants or any persons or companies acting for it or on its behalf and maintains a zero tolerance approach to dealing with any instance of it.

This Anti-Bribery Policy reflects our commitment to maintaining transparent, proportionate, reasonable and bona fide hospitality and promotional expenditure in full compliance with both the Bribery Act 2010 and the associated Ministry of Justice Guidance.

If you have any queries or should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.