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The transformative power of charities

Something very special is happening in Gorton, East Manchester – in recent times known for its high levels of deprivation and crime.

Bermuda: Whistleblowing issues for employers

In recent years there have been a number of high-profile scandals brought to light by the actions of so-called ‘whistleblowers’ – individuals who make public their concerns about an organisation’s wrongdoing – including Edward Snowden’s revelations about the US National Security Agency and the recent ‘Facebook Files’ case. Often, the whistleblower is an employee of the organisation accused of the wrongdoing. Some jurisdictions have developed specific legal protections against mistreatment of such employees by their employers, including Bermuda.

Greenwashing: Don’t get caught out – ThinkHouse

Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority’s recent introduction of its Green Claims Code, it’s even more important that businesses get it right and avoid exaggerating their environmental credentials.

Snapshot: Supreme Court holds no attribution where director’s “secret” profits in issue

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.

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