Bye bye to old boys’ clubs? Increasing representation of women on boards
The campaign to increase the representation of women on the boards of public companies reached a significant milestone recently.
In 2011, the Lord Davies review set a target of 25 per cent female representation on the boards of quoted companies to be achieved by 2015. The government has adopted an approach of encouraging companies to increase the gender diversity of their boards on a voluntary basis, rather than imposing set quotas. New reporting requirements in the UK Corporate Governance Code oblige quoted companies to include in their annual reports a statement of their policy on diversity, including gender. In addition, changes made to the narrative reporting regime mean those companies must also disclose details of their boards, senior management and wider workforce broken down by gender…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Gateley briefing.
News from Gateley
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Gateley
The fact that a business is thriving may also sometimes surprisingly lead to an employee being dismissed on grounds of redundancy.
Who is knocking at the door? HSE construction inspectors targeting poor standards and unsafe practices
We are now one week into the HSE’s Safer Sites inspection initiative. Inspectors are arriving unannounced at sites across the UK where refurbishment projects or repair works are under way.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The Law Society recently published guidance to assist solicitors draw up Shariah-compliant wills, causing outrage in some quarters. Gateley’s Haroon Rashid explains the facts.