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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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Irwin Mitchell executive board agrees pay cut during lockdown

Irwin Mitchell’s executive board have taken a 10 per cent pay cut during the Covid-19 lockdown period. The ten members of the firm’s exec board have agreed the 10 per cent cut, with partners also asked yesterday (16 April) to support on the same basis. The firm says it does not yet know how many […]

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DWF secures further £15m credit from lenders

DWF has managed to increase its existing revolving credit facilities, securing a further £15m to weather the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. The new funding solution is part of an agreement with lenders struck almost a month after the listed firm braced its investors on the impact of the coronavirus on its business, highlighting that […]

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Freshfields’ former US M&A head to join MoFo

Morrison & Foerster has hired a corporate partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s New York office for a new leadership role. Partner Mitchell Presser, who left Freshfields last week, will become co-chair of MoFo’s global corporate department alongside existing co-chairs Eric McCrath and Jackie Liu. Presser has been a partner at Freshfields’ New York office for […]

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