“We want the UK….to be the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business”. With this ambitious aim, the Government has laid out its National Data Strategy, focusing on unlocking the value of data, establishing a pro-growth data protection regime, and championing international data flows to promote economic development.
By Greta Barkle In April 2019, the UK published an Online Harms White Paper proposing a broad new statutory duty of care for social media companies and platform providers to tackle widespread concerns about a host of online issues, from terrorist and child sexual abuse content to cyber bullying and trolling. More than 18 months […]
By Cindy Laing, David Hardstaff On 19 October 2020, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) published interim legal guidance for prosecutors on rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO), to be applicable from 1 November 2020. The new guidance is said to be the “first full refresh since 2012”, and aims to reflect the shifting contexts in which […]
By Alex Swan BCL’s Alex Swan writes about the recently heard appeal of R(KBR Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office, which raises issues regarding the extraterritorial effect of the SFO’s powers. Last week the Supreme Court heard the long-awaited appeal in the case of R (KBR Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office. The issue before […]
In a speech at the Royal United Services Institute last week, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, revealed a list of measures that would, in her view, help to improve the SFO’s crime-fighting capabilities. New ‘failure to prevent’ offence Top of Ms Osofsky’s wish list (indeed, described by her as what […]
Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).
In this podcast, Debra Cooper, Banking & Finance partner at Shoosmiths, chats with Marcos Navarro, a Director and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead on the Housing Finance Team at NatWest, about their commitment to the social housing sector and why ESG is so important to them.
This podcast reflects on and discusses some of the measures currently being considered by employers to keep their workplaces safe twelve months on from the start of the pandemic.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have joined forces to provide updated guidance on a common problem faced by employers and pension scheme trustees: when and how can information or other support be given to members to help them with their pension choices without needing to be authorised by the FCA?
The webinar brought together our various communities to discuss the progress combatting the disparities that exist between female and male entrepreneurs, making entrepreneurship more accessible to women, increasing funding access for women to start and grow businesses as well as addressing broader societal issues and unconscious bias that have created barriers for women generally.
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Two months after the firm compensated its employees for working reduced hours, Taylor Wessing has now announced a five per cent special bonus for staff. This will be paid in addition to the firm’s annual bonus scheme and will account for five per cent of every employee’s respective salary. As a reward package for the […]
Hogan Lovells has recruited a five-lawyer finance team from PwC for its Brussels base. Finance veteran Ivan Peeters and partner Philip Van Steenwinkel join the firm alongside three associates. Both Peeters and Van Steenwinkel have been at PwC since 2018, which they joined from the Belgian branch of Benelux firm Stibbe. Before this, the duo […]
EY Law is bringing in a team of six lawyers to boost its financial services practice, including a former Dechert partner. The legal arm of the accountancy firm has brought in a collective helmed by Monica Gogna, a finance expert who left Dechert last September. The team hire is aimed at building out a financial services […]
CMS is switching partner profit distributions back to its traditional bi-monthly schedule after temporary changes adopted during the pandemic, The Lawyer has learned. It is understood the firm moved to quarterly distributions last year, when it found itself in a position to resume the rounds following an emergency hiatus in the early part of the […]
One of the Inns of Court in London will soon be home to a fee-paying junior school after it agreed to lease out one of its buildings, The Lawyer can reveal. Grays Inn recently confirmed that it will be leasing out the old City School of Law Building to the City of London School for […]
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