If corporate criminal liability is an area of interest, you may want to check out this paper titled “Corporate Criminal Liability: An Options Paper” recently released by the United Kingdom Law Commission. The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform where it is needed.
In the paper, the Law Commission considers different options to the U.K. current corporate criminal liability standard (the so-called identification doctrine) including the Australian model, the Canadian model, and the U.S. model of respondeat superior.
Of note, the Law Commission rejects the U.S. respondeat superior standard for corporate criminal liability.
In terms of the origins of the Law Commission’s review, the paper states: