Triumph for transparency or snooper’s charter? download subscription
Will a workable register of people with significant control succeed in balancing the interests of businesses, investors and the public?
The dangers of working at heights subscription
There has been a raft of recent cases where the Health and Safety Executive has successfully prosecuted individuals and firms who have permitted staff and others to suffer injury while working at height.
Bosses ‘should relax dress codes’ during heatwave download subscription
With no legal limit for working in warm temperatures, businesses are being urged to let their employees wear casual clothes during this week’s heatwave.
Dress shorts in the sunshine download subscription
The prospect of ’scorching’ weather has led to appeals from the TUC for employers to allow staff to dress down and wear cooler clothes for the office.
Global index ranks countries best equipped to thrive in the face of unprecedented change download subscription
The 2015 KPMG Change Readiness Index highlights the impact of inclusive growth and income inequality on the capacity for responding to change.
Smart Work in Italy: flexible working subscription
When is a resignation not a resignation? subscription
Pensions: game, set and matched contributions subscription
Widespread adoption of data and analytics among businesses, yet many challenged to derive value from the data download subscription
A KPMG report highlights a growing gap between how businesses currently use D&A and their ability to apply it to untapped areas of rich opportunity.
New Rules of the Superior Courts deal with changes introduced by the Companies Act 2014 download subscription
This article provides some examples of the changes to the Rules of the Superior Courts.
Chancellor urged to back small firms download subscription
George Osborne is being urged to improve the landscape for small businesses, ahead of the Budget.
Litigants in person: essential new guidelines subscription
Guidelines for lawyers have been issued in response to increasing numbers of individuals representing themselves in court. Rebecca Courtney explains how the guidelines can help to ensure the smooth running of cases involving litigants in person.
HCA International v CMA – when it's time to start afresh download subscription
The Court of Appeal looked at when a public body is required to appoint new decision makers where a decision has been held to be unlawful and is remitted to the body to be retaken.
FCA swaps review: has the independent reviewer fulfilled its function to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome? download subscription
Holmcroft Properties’ case was included in the review process which the FCA agreed with Barclays (and other banks) the banks should undertake to provide redress to customers who had been missold IRHP.
From the firm of the week
Retail finance round-up –18 June 2015: legal, regulatory and industry developments download subscription
Eversheds’ retail finance briefing is designed to keep you up to date with the latest legal, regulatory and industry developments affecting the retail finance industry.
Money laundering: no civil liability for suspicions reported in good faith download subscription
Welcome additional form of protection for financial institutions and their employees.
Fair and Effective Markets Review: 21 recommendations on forex trading download subscription
Stress on individual accountability and firms’ collective responsibility to avoid recurrence of “ethical drift”.
Real Estate Briefings
GRATA newsletter, June 2015: Forex trading rules; withdrawal of land plots; and founding of arbitration court download subscription
This newsletter offers information on new Forex trading rules, the procedure of withdrawal of land plots from real estate developers, and the founding of an arbitration court in the sphere of intellectual prope
Pension pot investors help to boost property prices download subscription
According to recent statistics, Gerrards Cross has the most expensive postcode in Buckinghamshire, with average house prices of nearly £1m.
Buying and owning a French residential property in 2015 download subscription
This brochure looks at the tax aspects of buying and owning a property in France in 2015 in line with the most recent tax changes.
Financial services Briefings
Special purpose acquisition companies: SPAC to the future download subscription
Special purpose acquisition companies (‘SPACs’) or ‘cash shells’ are back in fashion. We are seeing greater interest than ever before in the use of these vehicles.
Reduction of capital without court approval now possible for Jersey companies download subscription
A summary of the new out-of-court procedures for reductions of capital.
This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector.
Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.
Employment lawyers are shifting their focus to non-contentious areas as the coalition promotes conciliation
Employment and political reforms, and a programme of privatisation could ease Italy’s and its legal market’s way through these punishing times
This year’s Lawyer Awards employment entries show just how wide-ranging this sector is