Deferred-prosecution agreements set to begin in the U.K.

The DPA is commonly used in the U.S. but only received royal assent in the U.K. in April 2013

Just as American lawyers are poring over the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, attorneys in the U.K. now have new rules to abide by as well, specifically dealing with deferred-prosecution agreements.

U.K. attorneys will be able to use deferred-prosecution agreements (DPA) for the first time on Feb. 24. The DPA, which is commonly used in the United States, received royal assent in April 2013.

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