Briefing quick find:

It may just take a minute to protect a director

Directors often take difficult decisions. These may be analysed, and often are if their company subsequently fails. With the increase in litigation against directors and the continued reference in the press and elsewhere to directors’ duties, a director may wonder how…

Gender pay gap – Have you published your data?

The gender pay gap regulations came into force on 6 April 2017. The regulations require employers (of at least 250 employees) to publish information relating to the employees’ pay to show whether there are differences in the pay of male and…

FCA failing to clamp down on insider trading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has prosecuted only eight cases of insider trading in the past five years. By contrast, more than 10,000 were successfully sanctioned for benefits offences in the last year alone by the Department for Work and…

Carillion goes into liquidation – What happens now?

The collapse of the UK’s second largest construction company, Carillion, was not particularly surprising given recent profit warnings and debts believed to be in the region of £1.5 billion. What happened to Carillion It was rumoured over the weekend that in the…

GDPR for commercial organisations – Accountability

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner at the ICO, stated that ‘arguably the biggest change [imposed by the GDPR] is around accountability.’ Data controllers and processors Data controllers will have specific obligations to not only comply with the rules set out in the…