As the Christmas decorations go up and the entertainment season begins I thought you would all welcome a quick reminder that the Bribery Act is still lurking behind all those bottles of wine you've received from generous parties this year.

After the initial flurry of headlines, the Bribery Act is still flexing its muscles so before the gluhwein starts flowing my advice is to review your internal policies to ensure that any corporate entertainment does not breach your policy and make sure that those bottles of wine are recorded on your hospitality and gift register.