Tag Archives: UK

Supreme Court victory for U.K. Financial Conduct Authority spells trouble for senior managers

The recent U.K. Supreme Court decision in Financial Conduct Authority V Macris has clarified the law—but not in a way that will give comfort to senior managers. Continue reading →

A new regulatory threat for directors of U.K.-listed companies

You are a director of a U.K.-listed company but not its Chief Financial Officer. A significant error is discovered in the financial statements going back several years, as a result of which the accounts have had to be restated. If … Continue reading →

As avian influenza surges, what to watch out for

Back in 2015 we reported on the avian influenza (AI) outbreak in the U.S. and Canada that occurred earlier that year. 50 million birds were killed to prevent the spread of the virus and poultry farmers were only able to … Continue reading →

5 key risks in the U.K.’s build-to-rent market

As build-to-rent grows and matures, our roundtable of experts, identified five key areas of risk and potential solutions. Continue reading →

The English Court of Appeal holds a senior manager strictly to account for negligence

As a senior manager, can you be summarily dismissed under English law for gross misconduct not as a result of deliberate or dishonest conduct but instead due to a negligent failure to act, even when this has caused your employer … Continue reading →

New EU Network Security Directive

The U.K. government confirmed in its Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review published in December that the EU’s Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive will be implemented in the U.K. In light of the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU … Continue reading →

Fakes and forgeries in the fine art world: What’s an art dealer to do?

This time last year, there were a series of frauds in the art world being discovered and an increase in museums and galleries hiring forensic investigators to verify artworks. Things look to be picking up right from where they were … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2017?

A look at the emerging risks for 2017 reveals two clear touchpoints: people and politics – and especially politics. Risk experts in areas ranging from human capital to transportation, from Washington, DC to Brazil are looking at the broad implications … Continue reading →

Destruction of computer records leads to prison sentence for director

It may cross your mind to throw your computer out of the back window as the Serious Fraud Office comes knocking on the front door but, as a case decided just before Christmas 2016 shows, it is probably a terrible … Continue reading →

U.K. attitudes to rental risk are softening

With traditional investments underperforming, many institutions are warming to some of the risks involved in moving back into housing, although some are more risk averse than others. Continue reading →