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The Bribery Act 2010 - HR Fact Sheet
A new offence of "failing to prevent bribery" comes into force on 1 July 2011 and it will have an impact on employment practices.
11 Jul 2011
UK Bribery Act 2010: An Opportunity For D&O Insurers
The long-awaited and much-discussed UK Bribery Act 2010 will come into effect starting July 2011. Patric McGonigal takes a look at the Act, its impact on insurers and the opportunities therein.
3 Jul 2011
Corporate Manslaughter – Court Of Appeal Upholds First Conviction Under The Corporate Homicide Act 2007
Under section 1 of the Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which came into force in April 2008, an organisation is guilty of corporate manslaughter if the way in which it manages or organises its activities causes a person's death and amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased.
27 Jun 2011
Bribery Act - General And Insurance Market
The new corporate offence of a company's failure to prevent a bribe being paid on its behalf in the UK or elsewhere by a person with whom it is associated (which term includes employees and agents), subject to a defence of "adequate procedures" being in place to prevent a bribe.
26 Jun 2011
Corporate Briefing - June 2011
The law and regulation affecting businesses in the UK continue rapidly to develop and present companies with opportunities and challenges.
26 Jun 2011
Full Steam Ahead For The Bribery Act
Following much press speculation and debate on the issue, the Government has announced that the Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011.
6 Apr 2011
Supreme Court Considers Double Jeopardy In Professional Disciplinary Proceedings
The professional indemnity market will welcome the recent decision of the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Coke-Wallis) v ICAEW, in which the Law Lords upheld the principle of res judicata and prevented the ICAEW, the accountants regulator, from bringing disciplinary proceedings twice in relation to the same misconduct by an accountant.
25 Mar 2011
Continuation Of First Corporate Manslaughter Trial In England And Wales In Doubt
The first trial under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has been subject to delay, certain charges have been dropped and there are now doubts as to whether the trial will continue.
9 Dec 2010
The Bribery Act 2010: Are Your Measures Adequate?
The Bribery Act 2010, which comes into force in April 2011, aims to provide an effective legal framework to address an issue which is an increasing problem, in both the public and private sector, at both a domestic and international level.
8 Dec 2010
The Bribery Act 2010 - what does it mean for your business?
On 8 April 2010, the Bribery Act (the Act) received Royal Assent. Although it is unlikely to come into force before October, the Act represents a significant step towards creating a level playing field for international business, by taking an uncompromising stand against corruption both at home and abroad.
21 May 2010
OFT Fines 103 Construction Companies For Breach Of Competition Law
On 22 September 2009, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought its five year investigation into bid-rigging in the construction industry to a conclusion, imposing fines of £129.5 million on 103 contractors.
2 Nov 2009
The Further Rise Of The “Illegality Defence” In Corporate Fraud Cases
The latest ruling in the US Parmalat litigation has dismissed claims against Grant Thornton and Bank of America on the grounds that the claimant Parmalat companies were themselves involved in the underlying frauds.
8 Oct 2009
Liability Of Directors Of Phoenix Companies
In the current economic climate, it is not uncommon for distressed businesses to be restructured through insolvency; the idea being to emerge in a leaner and more robust form albeit trading under a similar name.
30 Sep 2009
Off On A Tangent: Fraud Claims And Lost Trading Profits
Claims to recover losses on derivatives are often as speculative as the trades themselves.
15 May 2009
Company And Director Charged In First Corporate Killing Case
On 23 April 2009, in what is believed to be the first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 ("the Act"), the Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a charge of corporate manslaughter against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd in relation to the death of Alexander Wright on 5 September 2008.
29 Apr 2009
Lender Claims And Mortgage Fraud Team
BLG has recently launched its specialist Lender Claims and Mortgage Fraud team to assist clients in dealing with the large increase in lender claims which has begun to hit the market.
9 Jan 2009
Reporting Client Fraud To The SFO – Issues For Professional Firms To Consider
On 15 December 2008, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it had written to senior partners and managing partners of leading UK accountancy and legal firms asking them to report suspected fraud.
9 Jan 2009
What Lies Beneath
In the current climate it is, unfortunately, becoming increasingly common to see claims against professionals that include allegations of dishonesty. An allegation of dishonesty can have reputational and financial consequences for individuals, firms and their professional liability insurers, and requires a rigorous and careful analysis.
21 Aug 2008
Corporate Manslaughter: A Brief Summary Of The New Offence
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act received Royal Assent on 26 July 2007. It is expected to come into force on 6 April 2008.
1 Nov 2007
Mortgage Fraud Revisited
Many professionals will recall the boom property market of the mid-to-late 1980s and the consequent aggressive lending policies of banks and building societies.
7 Aug 2007
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