Rolls-Royce Execs fear being Rolled over

Rolls-Royce Execs fear being Rolled over

Legal commentators have rightly hailed last week’s announcement of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) between the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Rolls-Royce as a huge victory for the SFO. It signals the arrival of the SFO in the “big league” of prosecutor/regulators for financial misconduct and represents a truly devastating judgement against Rolls-Royce. However, the. Read more

Trump card in compliance

Trump card in compliance

Are we about to undergo a fundamental sea change in how to approach anti corrupt practices with the arrival of President Trump? As indicated in Bribery: A Compliance Handbook the inspiration for the Bribery Act is often seen to be the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the US. The sense that the UK is seeking to. Read more

Financial abuse warning signs and remedies for practitioners with elderly clients

Financial abuse warning signs and remedies for practitioners with elderly clients

In response to a comment received at the end of my last post, here are 9 warning signs of financial abuse in elderly clients and 10 remedies that practitioners should consider if abuse is suspected. 9 Warning signs of abuse in elderly clients Client’s demeanour: Recently bereaved or suffering from depression Unkempt appearance when previously they were well. Read more

Quo Interest? (Who cares?)

Quo Interest? (Who cares?)

For those of us who did not learn Latin as a language in school, we have been privileged to join the noble class of people who “speak” the language in today’s world either through our affiliation with church or the legal profession. Most, if not all, law students will encounter Latin phrases while studying for. Read more

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