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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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Within the space of five days from Monday 16 March, working from home (WFH) became the new normal for the vast majority of the population. Lives and habits changed instantly. You’ve probably already enjoyed at least one Zoom cocktail party, reacquainted yourself with your children and perhaps joined an online choir? From a legal market […]

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Will Covid-19 revolutionise the way we work, permanently? The speed with which people have shifted from the daily commute to working from home, with all the adjustments that is requiring, has been astonishing. The short-term impacts are still sinking in. No-one yet knows how long the Covid-19 crisis will last but, longer term, are there […]

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Ely Place Chambers to close its doors for good after two decades

Ely Place Chambers is to cease operations from the end of July, as the Bar as a whole faces economic upheaval during the coronavirus pandemic. The set will not continue “in its present form” from the summer, at which point some members are expected to move to new homes. Others are “investigating creating a new […]

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