Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005

Liability for offences by bodies corporate.


45.—(1) Where a body corporate commits an offence under this Act and the offence is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to, any neglect on the part of a person who, when the offence was committed—

( a) was a director, manager, secretary or other officer of that body, or

( b) purported to act in any such capacity,

that person, as well as the body corporate, is guilty of an offence and is liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

(2) A person may be proceeded against for an offence referred to in subsection (1) whether or not the body corporate has been proceeded against or convicted of the offence committed by that body.

(3) Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsections (1) and (2) apply in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with the member's management functions as if the member were a director or manager of the body corporate.