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Tesco accounting trial collapse highlights urgent need for DPA regime reform

21 February 2019

Tesco accounting trial collapse highlights urgent need for DPA regime reform Maria Cronin and Craig Hogg

In January, the last of the criminal trials into the 2014 Tesco accounting scandal collapsed. In yet another blow for the SFO, the case has exposed the unjustifiable, irreversible effects of DPAs, placing the prosecutor’s use of the settlement regime under the spotlight. Maria Cronin and Craig Hogg at Peters & Peters in London explore why Carl Rogberg’s acquittal may in fact be the start, rather than the end of the matter for the company.