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General Counsel Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • June 29 2017

Formal Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017. Whereas the EU indicated that it is ready and keen to go, the UK election has thrown a spanner in

Passing the buck - ex turpi causa and third party liability for criminal penalties
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2017

When convicted of a criminal offence, how far is it permitted for another to accept the consequences of the sentence? Put another way, to what extent

Stark disparities did not justify strike out of claim
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2017

This is an interesting case where the High Court considered surveillance evidence that had been obtained by the defendant against how the claimant had

Pensions round-up May 2017
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 19 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of DLA Piper's monthly newsletter Pensions Round-Up in which we provide an overview of developments in pension

FCA and PRA regulatory references - what do the new rules mean in practice?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2017

Earlier this year, the FCA and PRA published new rules regarding regulatory references. Banks, insurers, building societies, credit unions and

Insurer fails to ensure it can recover losses from an insured employee
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2017

Employees have an implied duty of care toward their employers to exercise reasonable care and skill when performing their duties. Where employees fail

High Court revisits the question of the breach of duty of care in relation to mesothelioma
  • Cooley LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 25 2017

English law has developed a body of principles to address the particular problems posed by mesothelioma. This special area of law is known as the

Director disqualification - failure to pay national minimum wage
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2017

HMRC is increasingly tough on companies and directors failing to pay workers a minimum wage. In early 2017, the Department for Business Energy and

Court of Appeal decision reiterates need for care when settling with one of a number of defendants
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that a claimant who settled a conspiracy claim against one defendant by recording the terms in a consent order, which

Latest FCA rules and guidance: SMCR, remuneration and whistleblowing
  • Dentons
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • May 8 2017

On 3 May the FCA published a series of policy statements tidying up aspects of the senior managers and certification regime (SMCR) for banks and