The UK Cartel Offence: A Purposive Interpretation?

Stephan, Andreas ORCID: (2014) The UK Cartel Offence: A Purposive Interpretation? Criminal Law Review, 12 (2014). pp. 877-890. ISSN 0011-135X

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This article examines the revised cartel offence and in particular the new ‘obtaining legal advice’ defence. It suggests that the defence should be afforded a purposive interpretation by the courts. Read literally, it undermines the offence by defeating the purpose of the legislation and creating an absurdity that runs counter to effective legal policy.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 15:42
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 21:30

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