What’s on the agenda for in-house lawyers in April 2019?

Continued uncertainty surrounding the date of Brexit ensures it remains at the top of the agenda for in-house lawyers this month. Other areas of focus include corporate governance reform and a consultation on the use of confidentiality clauses in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination. Brexit planning Brexit planning remains difficult due to the confusion …

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Collapse of Patisserie Valerie offers some key lessons for non-executive directors and board members

On 22 January 2019, Patisserie Valerie announced that it had failed to secure an extension to its lending facilities and that it was to enter administration. Patisserie Valerie is the latest high-profile company to collapse because of fraud and inaccurate data. The case raises some of the same issues as the failure of Carillion, namely: …

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What’s on the agenda for in-house lawyers in February 2019?

Brexit remains at the top of the agenda this month but in-house lawyers should also be keeping track of reforms to corporate governance, audit and employment law. Brexit planning It is difficult to predict the final terms on which the UK will leave the EU, and whether this will take place on 29 March 2019. …

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What you may have missed over the festive break

The week before Christmas saw several developments in relation to the UK audit market, including publication of the final report of the Kingman review. Meanwhile the government announced extensive employment law reforms following the Taylor Review and published a White Paper on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system. The Court of Appeal also gave judgment …

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