The Serious Fraud Office has considered the first UK deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), which was approved by Leveson LJ at the Royal Courts of Justice on 30 November 2015. The subject matter of the indictment was, for the first time, the failure of a commercial organisation to prevent bribery, contrary to section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. Ben Morgan, SFO joint head of bribery and corruption has discussed the implications of the first DPA and provided his views, from the SFO's perspective, on the first DPA case, what the SFO has learned about using DPAs and the significance of the first charge under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010.