Corporate Criminal Liability in UK Law

  • Three Rivers District Council v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No. 3)
    • House of Lords
    • 22 March 2001
    ... ... of Appeal: see also Arrowsmith, Civil liability and Public Authorities, (1992), pp. 226-234 ... of its existence: see Smith and Hogan, Criminal Law, 9th ed., (1999) pp. 60-69 ... Smith and ... to use the word 'bank' as part of its corporate description in the United Kingdom; 37.6 ... ...
  • Bilta (UK) Ltd (in Liquidation) v Nazir
    • Supreme Court
    • 22 April 2015
    ... ... action [2011] JBL 213 , Ferran, Corporate Attribution and Directing Mind and Will (2011) ... authority in contract and vicarious liability in tort. It is well-recognised that a company may ... Global itself the company was for criminal purposes attributed with the conduct and ... ...
  • Tesco Supermarkets Ltd v Nattrass
    • House of Lords
    • 31 March 1971
    ... ... In that case any liability of the company can only be a statutory or ... is evidence to go to a jury that the criminal act of an agent, including his state of mind, ... that where a defendant is a company or corporate body then any individual could be "another ... ...
  • Stone and Rolls Ltd ((in Liquidation)) v Moore Stephens (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 30 July 2009
    ... ... is that S&R are now subject to a paper liability to the Komercni Bank of over $94m, but common ... direct or indirect benefits on the corporate vehicle, which was used to commit the fraud and ... the parts of which - contract, tort, the criminal law - must be in essential harmony. For the ... ...
  • Three Rivers District Council v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No. 3)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 04 December 1998
    ... ... in Tampa Mr Asif Baakza, manager of the corporate unit of BCCI SA's UK region, and Mr Ziauddin ... The criminal trial in Tampa was to begin in January 1990. On ... He also admitted a group liability of $570m, apparently in respect of unrecorded ... ...
  • Dubai Aluminium Company Ltd v Salaam
    • House of Lords
    • 05 December 2002
    ... ... Dubai Aluminium is based on the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978. Section 1(1) of this Act ... is that he and Mr Salaam engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud Dubai Aluminium. Mr Amhurst ... that he caused his firm to manage the corporate vehicles through which the proceeds of the fraud ... ...
  • Kuwait Airways Corporation v Iraqi Airways Company (Nos 4 & 5)
    • House of Lords
    • 16 May 2002
    ... ... was split between issues relating to liability and those relating to damages. Certain issues ... , possessed under Iraqi law independent corporate personality but had no alternative in relation to ... of the libellous pamphlet was a criminal offence in Brazil and, accordingly, unjustifiable ... ...
  • Regal (Hastings) Ltd v Gulliver
    • House of Lords
    • 20 February 1942
    ... ... , that the burden of proof, as in a criminal case, is the Plaintiffs', who must establish the ... were in a fiduciary position and their liability to account does not depend upon proof of mala ... 27 Lord Cranworth said, at p. 471, "A corporate body can only act by agents, and it is of course ... ...
  • Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd v Sir David Richards and another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 July 2011
    ... ... , to draw from this any general rule that criminal, admiralty, family or company matters cannot be ... In corporate insolvency, on the other hand, the insolvent ... may afterwards be discharged from liability for his pre-bankruptcy debts. In the case of ... ...
  • Standard Chartered Bank v Pakistan National Shipping Corporation and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 06 November 2002
    ... ... act or omission which gives rise to a liability in tort or would, apart from this Act, give rise ... liable: compare paragraph 13(d) of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001 ... has been held permissible to lift the corporate veil, e g where the company is a mere façE7ade, ... ...
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