Lessons on work-related fraud download subscription
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
“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
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
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
Decision to terminate investigation into Julien Grout’s role in the London Whale affair upheld.
Drugs and driving – a cocktail to be avoided subscription
Banking and Finance Briefings
Funds in Switzerland: getting the deal through download subscription
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
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
Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.
Out! Compulsory retirement of cricket umpires at 65 was not discriminatory download subscription
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
Lack of a clear and prominent ‘unsubscribe’ mechanism sees Plentyoffish shell out $50k in Canada.
Advertising industry continues to push the boundaries download subscription
In 2014 the Advertising Standards Authority received (yet again) a record number of complaints.
Government urged to introduce cap on pre-charge bail download subscription
Human rights organisation Liberty has suggested that some police forces are holding suspects on pre-charge bail for extended and indefinite lengths of time.
From the firm of the week
Tailgating drivers put careful motorists at risk of accident and serious injury download subscription
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
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.
No protection against retaliation for merely sustaining a workplace injury download subscription
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
Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.
Insolvency and restructuring Briefings
Record-keeping requirements for insolvency practitioners simplified download subscription
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
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.
A study published recently by PwC looking at the global state of information security shows that many organisations lack both clear leadership and strategies for tackling the security threats they face.
Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?
The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work
If criminal law practitioners, incensed by the Law Society’s pliancy to legal aid cuts, pass a motion of no confidence, they will open the way for more regulatory change
Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers
Leading lawyers outline the challenges faced in managing and controlling risk in the wake of globalisation and ever more intrusive regulation
Copyright lawyers want legislation reformed and simplified to create a level playing field for movie distribution channels