Lessons on work-related fraud download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Spot the signs: 40% of fraudsters live beyond their means while 30% are known to be in financial difficulties. These and other insights in this Canadian report could help HR professionals combat fraud.

End of the road for Clarkson: BBC had “no alternative” download subscription

Stewarts Law 26-Mar-2015

“Those opposed to the BBC on the grounds that it is too PC will see this as a further example to back their antipathy.” 

FCA elevates financial crime to key status download subscription

Shoosmiths 26-Mar-2015

The FCA’s new business plan reveals that financial crime is now one of its most important areas of focus.

Lessons from Nolan v Minerva: know your client, or else... download subscription

Collas Crill 25-Mar-2015

Dishonest assistance in Jersey: trust company held liable to compensate victims of client who had defrauded them, even though that company did not carry out the frauds.

The London Whale affair: this one’s just a tiddler, throw him back download subscription

Dentons 24-Mar-2015

Decision to terminate investigation into Julien Grout’s role in the London Whale affair upheld. 

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Funds in Switzerland: getting the deal through download subscription

Bär & Karrer 27-Mar-2015

The Collective Investment Schemes Act underwent a major revision in 2013. The transitional provisions relating to this ended last month.

Bonuses in the spotlight: caps and clawbacks download subscription

Stewarts Law 27-Mar-2015

It seems the bonus cap has led to employers in the financial services industry paying higher basic salaries and there are likely to be further developments relating to clawback in the near future. 

Finance litigation – lending: sue the right party; credit broker liability; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Mar-2015

Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

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Out! Compulsory retirement of cricket umpires at 65 was not discriminatory download subscription

Stewarts Law 27-Mar-2015

Policies that require employees to retire because they have reached a particular age amount to unlawful age discrimination unless employers can show that they are justified.

Online dating site hit with anti-spam fine download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

 Lack of a clear and prominent ‘unsubscribe’ mechanism sees Plentyoffish shell out $50k in Canada.

Advertising industry continues to push the boundaries download subscription

Dentons 23-Mar-2015

In 2014 the Advertising Standards Authority received (yet again) a record number of complaints.

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Government urged to introduce cap on pre-charge bail download subscription

IBB Solicitors 14-Oct-2014

Human rights organisation Liberty has suggested that some police forces are holding suspects on pre-charge bail for extended and indefinite lengths of time.

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Tailgating drivers put careful motorists at risk of accident and serious injury download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 5-Feb-2015

Heavy snow or rainfall, combined with freezing temperatures, makes this time of year the most treacherous of all on the UK’s roads.

Lack of mental health facilities and services for young must be addressed download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 29-Jan-2015

Six families in East Yorkshire currently face the ordeal of travelling long journeys to specialist units, while some young people are having to be kept in adult mental health units.

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No protection against retaliation for merely sustaining a workplace injury download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights, but not for merely sustaining an injury.

Commission must be included in holiday pay download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 27-Mar-2015

Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.

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Record-keeping requirements for insolvency practitioners simplified download subscription

Gateley 26-Mar-2015

On 27 February 2015, the Government passed new laws which will come into force on 1 October 2015, which are intended to simplify an IP’s record-keeping requirements. 

Transfer of shares of Cayman companies in liquidation download subscription

Ogier 25-Mar-2015

In response to a growing number of cases where clients want to sell or transfer shares in a Cayman Island company which is in liquidation, this report clarifies the rules.

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