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Investment Schemes – An Update

10th January, 2017

You may recall that we released an article entitled Investment Schemes: A Further Warning to Law Firms in November. This is an emerging area and we believe all law firms advising on investment schemes now need to review the risks and ensure they comply as changes emerge. The article addressed the further warning notice released by the Solicitors... Read More »

Vicarious Liability – Christmas Parties and Punch Ups

19th December, 2016

It’s one of the biggest fears an employer has during the festive party season – what if someone goes too far after a few drinks and who is liable. The long established position is that an employer is liable for the actions of its employees if that employee was acting in the course or scope of their employment,... Read More »

Investment Schemes – A Further Warning to Law Firms

25th November, 2016

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been warning law firms about being targeted by fraudsters promoting high-yield investment schemes which have turned out to be ineffective and/or fraudulent since 1997. A further warning notice was issued on 10 September 2013 and more recently, on 21 September 2016 highlighting that this is still a prominent issue. The SRA have... Read More »

Set Clear Rules – A Lesson From the Labour Party

10th October, 2016

The recent case of Christine Evangelou and others v Ian McNicol [2016] EWCA Civ 817 has served as a reminder of the importance for all entities to have clear and unequivocal rules and this extends to unincorporated associations such as the Labour Party. The case concerns the Labour Party’s constitution as set out in its 2016 Rule Book,... Read More »

Know Your Client Checks – A Lesson From BHS for Professional Firms

23rd September, 2016

As you will know, it is a legal requirement for advisory firms to carry out ‘know your client’ checks. The purpose of doing so is to confirm your client’s identity and to seek to provide protection in respect of Anti Money Laundering (AML) and terrorist financing. The BHS experience before the Work and Pensions Committee and Business, Innovation... Read More »

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