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SFO investigations - D&O insurers counting the cost

SFO investigations - D&O insurers counting the cost

In October 2016 we reported the charges that the SFO had brought against three former Directors of Tesco in response to Tesco's £250m accounting scand ...

SMEs face increase in data protection and privacy claims

SMEs face increase in data protection and privacy claims

It is well publicised that there has been an upward trend of data protection and privacy claims in recent years. This is due in part to an increase in ...

Bridging the gap between the SIMR and SM&CR

Bridging the gap between the SIMR and SM&CR

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) aims to create a culture of accountability and responsibility within regulated firms and to a ...

Instant Access Properties Limited (in liquidation) v Bradley Rosser and Others [2018] EWHC 756 (Ch)

Instant Access Properties Limited (in liquidation) v Bradley Rosser and Others [2018] EWHC 756 (Ch)

In a judgment handed down on 13 April 2018, Morgan J entirely dismissed a claim for £35m made against the former directors (and alleged shadow/de fact ...

The rights of third parties in criminal and regulatory proceedings

The rights of third parties in criminal and regulatory proceedings

Criminal prosecutors and financial regulators in the UK now increasingly aggressively pursue criminal prosecutions and regulatory enforcement in the c ...

A favourable decision on litigation privilege and regulatory investigation - ENRC reconsidered in Bilta

A favourable decision on litigation privilege and regulatory investigation - ENRC reconsidered in Bilta

In the recent decision of Bilta (UK) Ltd (in Liquidation) v RBS, the English High Court revisited the issue of whether documents created in the course ...

Collective redress takes another step forward

Collective redress takes another step forward

More than two years on since English law introduced opt-out collective actions for infringements of competition law, we are still waiting for a case t ...

D&O and FI Newsletter - May 2018

D&O and FI Newsletter - May 2018

DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts Please click on the headings below to read more ...

Unexplained Wealth Orders: the spectre of a change in investigatory strategy?

Unexplained Wealth Orders: the spectre of a change in investigatory strategy?

Sections 1 to 6 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force this week on 31 January 2018.  These provisions give enforcement authorities onerous ...

Whistleblowing: Disclosures made purely in self-interest are not protected

Whistleblowing: Disclosures made purely in self-interest are not protected

In this case the EAT held that an employee who raised compliance issues purely out of concern for her own liability did not make a qualifying disclosu ...