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Steve Webb has confirmed that the government is ‘actively exploring’ if it can amend the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) legislation in regard to employer insolvency.
The DWP has published a report that highlights the areas it believes have a strong case for an exemption from auto-enrolment duties for certain employees.
Andrew Northage considers another case in which the FCA took enforcement action against inadequate anti-bribery procedures — even where no bribery had occurred.
It was announced on 29 January that the UK’s major supermarkets have agreed to report on how much food they waste each year.
Finance and real-estate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised Evans Management on a funding deal worth £175m to assist with investment and acquisition opportunities.
Walker Morris regulatory team director Ray Watson provides an overview of the Competition Commission’s working paper on the profitability of payday lending companies.
Walker Morris has teamed up with Bloom to run a series of breakfast seminars to discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the management of brands in a digital age.
‘Firms must put the interests of customers first’ warns the FCA as it hands down its largest ever retail conduct fine download
Failings by insurance intermediary HomeServe have resulted in the company being fined £30.6m, the largest amount ever imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority for the retail sector.
The Court of Appeal has considered the levels of fines imposed for radioactive waste and health and safety offences committed by large companies.
Alan Harper explains the general rules in relation to the ownership of the main types of intellectual property.
The Court of Appeal has accepted the arguments of Bank of Scotland in the first reported case to analyse the proper content of a unilateral notice registered in the charges register to a property.
Walker Morris corporate partner Debbie Jackson has been listed as one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 Lawyers in its annual research report.
The courts’ strong support of ADR procedures such as mediation is in keeping with Lord Justice Jackson’s costs reforms.
Since the current UK government was formed in 2010, it has been keen to promote industrial and provident societies and mutuals as part of the diversity of the UK economy.
The question of whether a forfeiture clause was a penalty was at issue before the Court of Appeal recently in El Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings BV.
A ‘best endeavours’ obligation is the most onerous of the three levels of ‘endeavours’ obligation.
Shadow directors and their duties download
A number of cases have been concerned with the identification of a shadow and/or de facto director. The High Court decision in Smithton Ltd v Naggar is the latest.
Public companies and large private companies that have been incorporated a number of years are likely to have accumulated a number of subsidiaries, some of which will be defunct.
The bill contains some substantial changes compared with the draft bill published for pre-legislative scrutiny in June 2013.
The advent of the patent box — which came into effect last April but has so far had a low profile — should prompt a re-think.