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January 2018

Whirlpool Appeal Sends Health and Safety Sentencing into a Spin

Whirlpool Appeal Sends Health and Safety Sentencing into a Spin

In March 2017 Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited was fined £700,000 following the death of one of its contractors. The Company pled guilty to a breach of ...

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 ...

Cost decisions to impact on professional negligence claims against solicitors

Cost decisions to impact on professional negligence claims against solicitors

Two recent cost decisions – Green, Mughal, Mughal and Edwards v SGI Legal LLP and Hanley v JC & A Solicitors are likely to impact future professio ...

London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games v Sinfield

London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games v Sinfield

When is an exaggerated claim so exaggerated as to be fundamentally dishonest, resulting in its being struck out in accordance with s.57 Criminal Justi ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Whose consent is it anyway?

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Whose consent is it anyway?

The recent case of Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v RMC FH co Ltd highlights that both the landlord and the tenant of a property can have the benefit ...

Be prepared - top tips for procurement teams in the wake of Carillion

Be prepared - top tips for procurement teams in the wake of Carillion

In the wake of the Carillion liquidation news last week, procurement teams are understandably nervous about awarding critical contracts where there is ...

GC Collective Horizon Scanner

GC Collective Horizon Scanner

DAC Beachcroft's GC Horizon Scanner is a selection of legal and regulatory developments that we consider are the most interesting and relevant to Gene ...

Insurance Non-Injury Update January 2018

Insurance Non-Injury Update January 2018

Latest update - Commencement of the Mediation Act 2017 The Mediation Act 2017 (the Act) has commenced as of the 1 January 2018, following which the La ...

Bridging the gap between SIMR and SM&CR

Bridging the gap between 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 ...

Data Security in the Dock

Data Security in the Dock

The number of cyberattacks reported by firms to the FCA in 2017 grew to 49 compared with five in 2014. The increasing prevalence of cyberattacks has b ...