Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.
Along with other unprecedented measures to protect the public and the economy, the UK government announced on 23 March 2020 that commercial landlords are to be precluded from forfeiting commercial leases and evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent. This measure was originally in place until 30 June 2020 however has been extended until 30 September and will be reviewed thereafter.
June’s news ICSA publishes updated risk committee terms of reference On 1 June 2020, the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) published an updated version of its Terms of reference for the risk committee. The terms of reference are particularly relevant to regulated companies such as banks and insurance companies. ICAEW publishes an introductory guide to dividends […]
On 3 September 2020 amendments to the European Union (EU) Shareholder Rights Directive contained in “SRD II” will come into force. This article considers some of the key obligations on intermediaries.
A range of bitesize videos cover some very important questions about forthcoming changes to the UK immigration system and how organisations should prepare.
The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 was gazetted on 25 May 2020 and will come into force upon issue of a commencement order in due course. The Law represents Cayman’s first legal framework for the registration, licensing and supervision of virtual asset service providers conducting business in the Cayman Islands.
On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth  EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.
Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.
The Tesco group shareholder action is due to go to trial at the High Court in October 2020. The trial is eagerly anticipated but it remains to be seen whether it will go ahead. Jonny Mitchell and Janine Alexander give their thoughts.
The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.
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Clyde & Co has been embroiled in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal after anti-corruption officials claimed that money held in the firm’s accounts were related to an ongoing fraud investigation. The 1MDB saga is one of the world’s largest financial fraud scandals which, among other things, has seen former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak […]
Turnover at Stephenson Harwood remained just above £200m for the second year running, with the firm unable to beat last year’s financial success. As part of a muted announcement for this year’s financials, the firm confirmed to The Lawyer that its revenue remained unchanged at £213m over 2019/20, which is far from last year’s 12 per […]
Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation team has started to allocate new cases based on suitability and experience, rather than location. Previously, if a case came into the firm’s Manchester office the litigation team in Manchester would lead on it. However, now the case will be allocated depending on office workload and experience as the firm ditches local […]
Addleshaw Goddard has brought back a third of its furloughed employees, with partner profit distributions also being reinstated. Addleshaws confirmed that just over a third of employees that were furloughed have now returned to work (29 per cent full-time and 4 per cent part-time), with some additional workers rotated. The firm has not specified numbers […]
As it seeks to assert itself deeper in the US market, Dentons has announced a tie-up with Utah-based Durham Jones & Pinegar. Dentons becomes the first global firm to lay down roots in Utah through the proposed combination with Salt Lake City headquartered Durham Jones & Pinegar. The moves comes as the latest step in its “Project […]
The High Court has granted Venezuela permission to appeal a judgment in the South American country’s dispute over whom the UK recognises as its president. The decision comes after Zaiwalla & Co brought legal proceedings on behalf of Nicolás Maduro’s government over reserves held by the Bank of England, represented by Herbert Smith Freehills. The […]