The UK cartel offence: A purposive interpretation?

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Pages (from-to)877-890
Number of pages14
JournalCriminal Law Review
Issue number2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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