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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
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
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
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
Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Review, Summer 2006
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 come into force on 1 October 2006 and, subject to some significant points of detail, broadly follow the pattern of other anti-discrimination regimes. It will now be unlawful not only to discriminate directly or indirectly against a person based upon their age, but also on the basis of their ‘perceived’ age – a concept that could prove difficult to apply in practice.
14 Aug 2006
Corporate Fraud And The Sarbox Culture
Corporate fraud continues to be a hot topic in the United States with high profile indictments of company executives, the loss of billions of dollars of shareholders’ money and, in some cases, the loss of thousands of jobs. This news story covers some of the key developments to date, providing the background for our centre-page feature on revenue recognition.
5 Jul 2006
Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Review: Spring 2006
In Autumn 2001 we devoted an edition of this Review to a detailed examination of the then recently published final proposals of the Company Law Reform (‘CLR’) steering group. At the time of the CLR proposals, no one imagined that it would then take another four and a half years for a new Companies Bill to be introduced into Parliament. Along the way, much has happened to alter the liability landscape for directors and therefore the precise shape of these further reforms.
19 Apr 2006
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