August 2015 – 'Unfavourable treatment' in disability and pregnancy claims

August 2015 – 'Unfavourable treatment' in disability and pregnancy claims

Welcome to our August blog post in partnership with highly regarded employment team from 5 Essex Court. Five from 5 Clare Harrington and Dan Hobbs, employment barristers from 5 Essex Court are editors of our employment law blog. They add their ‘Five from 5’ articles to our blog, as well as other matters of interest. Most months one of these. Read more

The Bribery Act 2010: An International Act with Far Reaching Consequences for Business

The Bribery Act 2010: An International Act with Far Reaching Consequences for Business

By Adrian Eissa This article first appeared on Corporate Live Wire on 24th July 2015. Adrian Eissa argues that UK businesses and those who perform services for them need to ensure that they take steps to comply with the Bribery Act. The foreword to the United Nations Convention against Corruption(1) declares that: “Corruption is an insidious. Read more

Recent changes to the Proceeds of Crime Act

Recent changes to the Proceeds of Crime Act

By Peter Doyle QC, 25 Bedford Row This article first appeared on www.25bedfordrow.com on 25th July 2105. Despite the perception that POCA 2002 successfully operated so as to provide a draconian confiscation regime stripping criminals of the proceeds of their crimes and in so doing going some way to deter others from embarking on serious. Read more

Individual Accountability in Banking and Finance

Individual Accountability in Banking and Finance

Introduction On 7 March 2016, a new and enhanced regime for senior management responsibility will fully come into force in the United Kingdom. This regime is intended to impact upon many senior individuals working in financial services firms including some individuals who may not ordinarily be located in the UK. The new rules for the. Read more

LIBOR sentencing may herald a tough approach for financial crime such as bribery

LIBOR sentencing may herald a tough approach for financial crime such as bribery

It has already been well documented that the 14 year sentence imposed yesterday on trader Tom Hayes, for manipulating LIBOR is higher than many of the sentences imposed on other financial wrong-doers. For example, infamous rogue trader Nick Leesson – the man who brought down Barings Bank received 6 and half years in the 1990s.. Read more

Bribery Act Review – Facilitation payments still problematic

Bribery Act Review – Facilitation payments still problematic

Last week, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) sent letters to industry leaders, inviting them to comment on whether the Bribery Act has had an impact on their attempts to export. They also asked if guidance issued to help business avoid problems under the Act is useful and for suggestions to clarify the information.. Read more

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