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Law Commission Proposes Reforms to Corporate Criminal Liability in the UK

United Kingdom - June 10 2022 On 10 June 2022 the Law Commission published an eagerly anticipated set of proposals (the Options Paper) to overhaul Criminal Law as it applies to…

Stuart Alford QC, Mair Williams

Report Identifies Weaknesses in UK Companies’ Modern Slavery Act Statements

European Union, United Kingdom - May 5 2022 A recent report concluded that modern slavery considerations are still not a mainstream concern for many companies…

High Court Determines Exceptions to ‘Without Prejudice’ Privilege in Recent Disputes

United Kingdom - November 26 2020 Two cases illustrate the narrow scope of application for exceptions to the without prejudice rule of legal privilege…

Stuart Alford QC

Court of Appeal: Professional Privilege Must Pass the “Dominant Purpose” Test

United Kingdom - October 29 2020 The Court narrowly interprets dominant purpose to exempt general tax advice from legal privilege…

Oliver Browne

UK Releases Guidance on Modern Slavery Act Reporting

United Kingdom - June 17 2020 The UK government continues to prioritise combatting modern slavery risks while also extending reporting deadlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic…