Tag Archives: UK

Directors’ Liability Regime Changes – In Force Today!


Over a year ago I blogged about significant proposed changes to the Directors Disqualification Regime and to the rules relating to assignment of rights of action against directors of insolvent companies.  I wrote: It is perhaps unlikely in the current … Continue reading →

Opinion: Turning the Tide on Insurance Commission

taking your cut (commission)

One of the longest-running debates in the residential rental sector has been around the commission charged by landlords and agents on insurance. Traditionally, in the UK many property owners have looked at insurance as an income stream rather than a … Continue reading →

UK Real Estate Alternatives Become Mainstream

London construction

Property traditionally performs well as an asset class in a low-interest-rate environment. And with record low yields in bonds and gilts, a more varied group of investors have entered the commercial property market than in previous cycles. Whatever their individual … Continue reading →

What do the Changes to UK Driving Licenses Mean for Employers?

British car

As of June 8, 2015, the paper counterpart to the standard photo card driving licence are no longer valid nor issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for driving licence holders in England, Scotland and Wales; Northern Ireland … Continue reading →

How Attitudes and Approaches to Risk Management Differ Between UK Law Firms

Willis Risk Barometer: A Study on How Attitudes And Approaches To Risk Management Differ Between U.K. Law Firms

The risk and compliance function within law firms is one of the most arduous roles within the business. We recently surveyed over 130 partners, COFAs, COLPs, risk directors and other members of risk and compliance teams at UK law firms … Continue reading →

How London’s Boom Is Driving Innovation in Insurance


London’s booming residential and commercial property investment market has resulted in overseas investors needing custom-made insurance solutions to help them secure the deals they want – whether that is to resolve specific property-related issues or to supplement their existing policies … Continue reading →

UK Insurance Act Receives Royal Assent

royal assent

The Insurance Act 2015 received royal assent on 12th February 2015. The Act, which I described as the “the most profound shift in UK commercial insurance law ever,”  introduces key changes to the duty of disclosure in commercial insurance contracts … Continue reading →

Not Such Good News For Rogue Directors After All

ace up sleeve

Usually, I report on developments (good, bad or indifferent) for honest directors of companies doing their best to avoid personal liability. Until very recently, it seemed there was good news just round the corner for rogue directors seeking to avoid … Continue reading →

Doing Your Incompetent Best as a Director May Still Be an Effective Defence

blindfolded biz person

For me, there was one memorable phrase to emerge from the celebrated (at least in off shore fund management circles) 2011 Cayman Islands Grand Court case of  Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited (In Liquidation) v. Stefan Peterson and Hans … Continue reading →

So You Think You are a Non-Executive Director?

two directors

We all think we know the difference between an executive and a non-executive director – right? After all, an executive director has executive powers and functions and usually a contract of employment whereas a non-executive director does not. Continue reading →