The former UK attorney general has called for a
more flexible form of deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) than
that proposed by the government.
For DPAs to be an effective enforcement tool,
prosecutors must be able to offer agreeable terms and
incentivise companies to self-report, Lord Peter Goldsmith told
IFLR. This could be difficult under the
stringent approval process the government proposes to introduce
as early as next year.