Over the past year, we have been exploring the latest legal and regulatory risks and challenges businesses and executives within those businesses are facing across all aspects of commercial life.
Many of our clients are now subject to unprecedented scrutiny from regulators and law enforcement, from the media and from politicians. This scrutiny is raising concerns that the vast range of potential liabilities and risks faced by organisations and individuals are too numerous to keep abreast of without the appropriate advice and support.
For our report, “In the Spotlight: Crisis Survival in an Age of Increased Accountability”, we interviewed members of the senior management of organisations who have had personal experience of the challenges presented by this new commercial environment.
Our research findings confirmed our view that the increasing scrutiny and personal liability of executives has led to individuals now facing a deleterious impact not only on their ability to operate professionally, but on many aspects of their private lives too.
In our report we set out our advice on how to prevent and manage the impact. We hope that this report and our companion “A to Z guide to crisis management” will help you withstand the spotlight’s glare.
If you would like a hard copy, please email email@example.com.
Banking on Banks – Court of Appeal confirms the test for capacity when making a will
Absent parents: when will the Family Court remove parental responsibility?
Danish tax authority loses "cum-ex" case: revenue rule reigns supreme
Hugh and Guy look at the recent decision in Skatteforvaltningen v Solo Capital Partners LLP (in special liquidation) and others
No “New Look” in the latest landlord challenge to a tenant CVA
Daniel and Hannah look at the impact of the recent New Look CVA judgment
The Lawyer, New Law Journal, International Adviser, CDR Magazine and eprivateclient report on the firm's partner promotions
Charles Russell Speechlys promoted five lawyers to partner, effective 1 May 2021.
Recent Trends In Firewall Legislation: BVI, Bermuda And Gibraltar
Charles Russell Speechlys promotes five to Partner
The promotions are effective 1 May 2021 and are accompanied by one Legal Director and 15 Senior Associate promotions.
ICC 2021 Rules
The ICC has recently updated its rules for arbitration: the new rules entered into force on 1 January 2021 (the “2021 Rules”).
The Lugano convention – the journey continues
The UK’s departure from the European Union has had the effect of leaving the UK outside of the Lugano Convention of 2007.
Adding claimants pre-service and amending outside the limitation period: pitfalls for the unwary
Sonia looks at a recent High Court judgment and its important guidance on the ability of claimants to be added to a claim before service
Joe Edwards, Simon Heatley and Lauren Kelly write for Practical Law on damages-based agreements
Law firms entering damages-based agreements face a catch-22.
Damages-based agreements: an island of clarity in changing seas
Simon, Joe and Lauren look at a recent judgment which is a welcome island of clarity in the damages-based agreement sea of uncertainty.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Insolvency Legislation in the GCC
The interesting times of the last 14 months were preceded by the interesting times of the financial crisis of 2008/2009.
Guidance where Domestic Abuse alleged
Rhys Novak quoted by Citywealth on the ways companies can combat potential issues of fraud
Is fraud on the rise and should investors be wary?
Bribery & Corruption team successfully act in Italian bribery prosecution
Helen Coward, Hugh Gunson and Guy Bud write for Tax Journal on remuneration arrangements in partnerships with mixed membership
Odey Asset Management LLP and HFFX LLP consider the law relating to remuneration arrangements in partnerships with mixed membership.
Mind the gap? Enforcing transition-period UK judgments in Switzerland revisited
A decision on an application to apply the Lugano Convention after the end of the UK’s transition period.
The rise of cost sanctions in family law proceedings (even against successful parties!)
CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited - An analysis
Slow and chaotic – lessons from a digital transformation disaster in CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited.