Q3 Commercial Forecast
Date Posted: 13/07/2015
Author: David Fletcher
Welcome to the Summer edition of our Commercial Forecast.
We aim to help to keep our business clients in the know about a range of legal developments and issues that might affect them and the markets in which they operate. In this edition we cover a broad range of topics including the new cyber security guidelines, selective distribution arrangements and the next sta...
Inn the Field of Play - May 2014
Date Posted: 23/05/2014
Author: Udo Onwere and Thomas Rudkin
Froch v Groves II – Let's get ready to grumble
The much respected US sportswriter Wayne Kelly once said Never fight ugly people – they have nothing to lose. Like most things said in jest, this quip holds some truth in terms of the disincentive for professional boxers to take a fight against perceived unworthy opponents. This month we look at the much anticipa...
Schools Bulletin Winter 2013
Date Posted: 17/12/2013
Author: David Smellie
Our bulletins aim to keep you up to date with changes in the sector as they happen. Please click on the link below to read the Winter edition of the Schools Bulletin.
HMRC publishes consultation on the taxation of Limited Liability Partnerships
Date Posted: 11/06/2013
Author: Jonathan Haley
HMRC has published an important consultation document which could impact significantly on businesses structured as Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs).
In March 2013, while the public and papers focussed, somewhat predictably, on petrol and beer prices, the Chancellor made a quiet but critical announcement in his Budget. He declared that HMRC would be cons...
The Bribery Act 2010: no longer hospitable?
Date Posted: 24/02/2012
Author: Alastair Cotton
There has been much written and said about the Bribery Act 2010. A lot has been overstated. Will it really spell the end of corporate hospitality? Whilst this is unlikely, the impact of the Bribery Act means that organisations must review their current practices and devise policies and procedures to ensure they do not fall foul of these new anti-bribery provisions.
Bribery Act 2010 - Overview and Update
Date Posted: 24/05/2011
Author: Patrick Tolhurst
The Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) was one of the last acts of the previous Labour government and is due to come into force in the UK on 1 July 2011. Following the publication on 30 March 2011 of two separate pieces of guidance, one by the Ministry of Justice pursuant to Section 9 of the Act (the “MoJ Guidance”) and the other jointly by the Director of Public Prosecutions and ...
Guidance issued to clarify implications of The Bribery Act 2010
Date Posted: 23/05/2011
Author: Patrick Tolhurst
In the midst of the media maelstrom and bribery-related scaremongering, two separate pieces of guidance (one by the Ministry of Justice and the other jointly by the Director of Public Prosecutions and Serious Fraud Office (together the Guidance)), were issued last month to clarify the implications of the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act). With the Act coming into effect on 1 Ju...
The Bribery Act 2010
Date Posted: 15/11/2010
Author: Anthony Turner
With aspects including corporate hospitality and political or charitable donations, the Bribery Act 2010 will have far-reaching consequences in business.