We reported in July this year on the implementation of the new Bribery Act 2010. The Ministry of Justice has announced some key dates - in September this year a consultation will be launched on the proposed guidance relating to adequate procedures that commercial organisations may put in place as a defence to Bribery Act charges. The final guidance will be released in early 2011, and the implementation of the Act has consequentially been deferred from October 2010 to April 2011.