Invitation to a Two Silk Briefing - Corporate "Failure to Prevent" Offences after Skansen - Tue 7th August, The Lowry, Manchester

Invitation to a Two Silk Briefing

Corporate “Failure to Prevent” Offences after Skansen   


Join us for a complimentary Two Silk Briefing by Jonathan Fisher QC and Nick Johnson QC on Corporate “Failures to Prevent” Offences after Skansen on Tuesday afternoon, 7 August at The Lowry, Manchester.

The UK is witnessing the expansion of the ‘failure to prevent’ model of corporate criminal liability. In 2017, a new offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion was introduced and the CPS has just secured its first conviction of a company, Skansen Limited, for failing to prevent bribery. The recent developments impact practitioners and businesses of all sizes and show that there are limits to the benefits flowing from a self-report to the authorities.

We will consider:

  • What ‘failure to prevent’ means in practice
  • The potential for personal director liability
  • What to be aware of when considering a self-report
  • The lessons to be learned from Skansen
  • What constitutes adequate procedures

Details are as follows -


Tuesday, 7 August 2018



4:00pm – Arrival & welcome

4:30pm – Two Silk Briefing on Corporate “Failure to Prevent” Offences after Skansen followed by Q&A

5:30pm – Briefing ends, followed by refreshments



Lowry Hotel

50 Dearmans Place

Chapel Wharf Manchester



Space is limited, please register your interest to

Your place will be confirmed by return email


Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases by Chambers & Partners UK. He is also ranked in the legal directories as a leading barrister for financial services, fraud, and tax cases. He is described as “one of the brightest financial crime lawyers in this country. He leaves no stone unturned, has a phenomenal brain and has done some really fantastic international work”.


Nick Johnson QC is ranked in Chambers & Partners UK as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime cases and described as “an exceptional advocate who controls a courtroom.” He has particular expertise in bribery and corruption investigations and appeared as defence counsel in the Skansen case.