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Safety non-compliance offences - is your provision for fines sufficient?

The linking of fines to turnover is one of the most seismic changes to hit offenders in a generation. New Sentencing Council guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences take effect next month, and all companies should be prepared.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 January 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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New sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter, food safety & hygiene offences

The Sentencing Council has published the long awaited Definitive Guideline for the Sentencing of Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene offences. Courts in England and Wales now have comprehensive sentencing guidelines covering the most common regulatory offences.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 November 2015 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

Corporate manslaughter charge following death of apprentice: the lessons for business

This briefing looks at a company's recent conviction for corporate manslaughter, a case which serves as a reminder that businesses and their managers are likely to find themselves facing greater accountability for the health and safety of individuals.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 September 2015 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

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When do you have a binding contract? It may be more (or less) often than you think

Sometimes what appears to be an agreement is not in fact binding, for example because it is incomplete or its terms are uncertain. Conversely, a binding agreement might be reached despite appearances to the contrary. This guide covers potential problems and sets out practical steps to minimise risk.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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What is driving the rise of shareholder activism in Europe?

This Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the factors driving the increase of shareholder activism in Europe, the role US hedge funds are playing in the European marketplace, and the key differences between US and European activist strategies, in a Q&A format.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

A guide to insolvency law around the globe

This guide to international insolvency law from Eversheds gives an overview of the main points in company insolvency law in a range of jurisdictions. With insolvency law varying greatly from country to country, this booklet gives answers a lot of the questions that may be asked.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 01 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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Freedom of choice - getting the right lawyer for a health & safety investigation

In the aftermath of an accident, insurers often seek to impose their own panel solicitors, but the important point to remember is that a policyholder has an unfettered legal right to choose its own legal advisers, as Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 June 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Sounding the alarm: the impact of financial incentives for healthcare whistleblowers on employers

The UK Home Office recently announced that it is considering financial incentives for whistleblowing in cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption, and enabling whistleblowers to receive a share of financial penalties levied against guilty companies. Eversheds looks at the impact for businesses.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 23 October 2013 | Practice Area: Anti Money Laundering

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The importance of internal investigations – don’t make a drama out of a crisis

With enforcement on the increase, companies cannot afford to ignore the risks of criminal consequences for regulatory breaches. If a problem is suspected, companies should immediately consider conducting an internal investigation, as this Pinsent Masons briefing explains.

Law Firm: Pinsent Masons | Published: 18 September 2013 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Corporate manslaughter and the Lion Steel case - how are directors' duties affected?

Lion Steel Equipment Limited recently became only the third company in the UK to be convicted of corporate manslaughter. Eversheds look at director duties and whether a larger entity such as those with national operations could find itself in a similar situation to that faced by Lion Steel.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 August 2012 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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