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Modern Slavery

The U.K. government has provided guidance to organisations about what should go into their transparency statements. Organisations should publish statements on what they have done in respect of their supply chain within 6 months from

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Restrictive Covenant fails for bad drafting

The Court of Appeal decided recently that a post-termination covenant in an employee’s contract was too broad. The contract stated the employee should not “directly or indirectly engage or be concerned or interested in any

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The new Criminal Finance Act 2017

The Act makes organisations criminally responsible for failing to prevent tax evasion amongst employees and those carrying out services on their behalf. There is a defence if you have in place “reasonable prevention procedures.” Government’s

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Would you be a NED?

“As part of their role as members of a unitary board, non-executive directors should constructively challenge and help develop proposals on strategy. Non-executive directors should scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and

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Brexit, GDPR and Contract management

Both Brexit and the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 mean that businesses are reviewing contracts now. For Brexit, jurisdiction clauses will need reviewing and references to the EU within

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