Lord Goldsmith: UK needs more flexible DPA model

Author: Danielle Myles | Published: 19 Dec 2012

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.

Lord Goldsmith’s...