Tag Archives: UK

Brexit for HR: hope for the best, plan for the worst

How is any organisation meant to plan for Brexit when so much is uncertain? Continue reading →

Are lawyers worth their weight in gold?

When a crisis hits, gold is the go-to for investors, a safe and tangible way to see and assign a monetary value to it. When other crises strike, it could be that you will reach out to a lawyer for … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

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 →