Tag Archives: UK

The rise of megaprojects


The advent of the ‘megaproject’ is truly upon us as such projects become a key feature of the UK project landscape. It is generally agreed that a project with a value greater than £1bn can be considered a megaproject and, … Continue reading →

Getting ready to report your gender pay gap in the U.K.


April 2018 may sound a long way off. But from that date, it’s proposed that all companies with over 250 employees in the U.K. will have to report their ‘gender pay gap’—aka, the difference in pay between all male and … Continue reading →

U.S. parent company experiences effect of U.K.-style deferred prosecution agreement for bribery


The U.K. subsidiary of a U.S.-registered corporation has recently entered into only the second ever U.K. court sanctioned deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). DPAs have long been a feature of the U.S. criminal corporate justice system. They recently hit the headlines … Continue reading →

The biggest claim in U.K. legal history


It’s not often you get the chance to use a headline like that and, no, it’s not a D&O claim but it is at least a “true” class action, i.e. one in which the class (in this case all U.K. … Continue reading →

Master trusts: The growing trend for outsourcing U.K. defined contribution pensions


Master trust defined contribution (DC) pension arrangements may have erupted in the U.K. in the last few years but with all the noise around the proliferation of small trusts that are aimed at small and medium enterprises, the bigger picture … Continue reading →

Robo-advisers – an iron giant


At the beginning of June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched its Advice Unit, designed to help “robo-advisers” – firms offering automated advice through online platforms to deliver cheaper advice to consumers. Advice gap I’d give you advice, but you … Continue reading →

BREXIT – Impact on EU captives and insurers: Pass-porting


Following Brexit, captive owners and insurers have a maximum of two years from the triggering of Article 50, to formulate any contingency plan. Continue reading →

Could a tsunami wipe out the U.K. coastline?


Tsunami is a risk unlike any other natural catastrophe: it has the potential to dramatically change the landscape in a very short space of time, leaving devastation in its wake. And as an island, the U.K. is potentially vulnerable to … Continue reading →

I am entitled to a lawyer being present if interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office or similar authority, right?


We have all seen enough police shows to be familiar with the mantra that you are entitled to have a lawyer present, along with the warning that: You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence … Continue reading →

A new insurance act comes into force–but it’s not that one!


A lot has been written (not least by me) about the new Insurance Act which is due to come into force in August of this year.  It has rightly been described as one of the most important pieces of U.K. … Continue reading →