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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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DLA Piper debuts “crisis simulation training” to avoid the next Carillion

DLA Piper has invested between £100,000 to £300,000 to launch a new service that will guide clients through tough decision-making in high-risk and challenging infrastructure projects. The training service, called “DLA Piper Project Simulator”, was inspired by Carillion’s liquidation in 2017. It is one of the first products stemming out of the firm’s ‘radical change‘ […]

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DLA Piper partner moves back to Greenberg after 18 months

Greenberg Traurig has reeled back tax partner Clive Jones, just a year and a half after he left for DLA Piper. Jones returns to Greenberg after first joining in 2016, as part of the diaspora from King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) UK collapse. He opted to move to Greenberg as part of a six partner team, […]

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BCLP reels in Mayer Brown partner for top L&D job

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has hired a Mayer Brown partner as its new global head of learning and development, making it a standalone role for the first time since its transatlantic combination in 2018. The firm has brought in New York partner Virginia Melvin, who for seventeen years oversaw training for Mayer Brown’s US […]

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