Law and regulation

Insight / Companies House flags changes to anti-money laundering rules

Companies House is calling on companies and accountants to get up to speed with changes to UK anti-money laundering rules, including new requirements affecting people with significant control (PSC) information, which come into effect from 26 June

Tax / Brexit and EU rules: Posting of Workers Directive – part 2

In part two of our EU Directives series, Stefan Petrovski, accountant at Paris-based accounting firm Primexis, considers changes to the rules on secondment and posting of workers to other EU member states for provision of services by companies under the Posting of Workers Directive

Insight / Barclays faces whistleblowing challenge

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) are investigating Barclays over claims that its CEO Jes Staley attempted to find out the name of a whistleblower who sent anonymous letters regarding the appointment of a former colleague of his to a senior position at the bank

Insight / Court-appointed receivers called in to smooth divorce breach

Milsted Langdon insolvency partner Simon Rowe explains how the use of court-appointed receivers helped solve a complex divorce breach

Insight / EU directives listed in preparation for Brexit process

Parliament has created a briefing paper outlining EU directives currently in force and how they are implemented in the UK to allow EU legislators to assess the task ahead of converting EU law into UK law, as outlined in the Great Repeal Bill as part of the Brexit process

Insight / Brexit and the Great Repeal Bill

With the UK set to leave the EU in 2019 there is a great deal of work to be done to transpose EU law into UK law. Sophie Brooks and Christopher Davies, Gateley law experts, outline how the Great Repeal Bill will deal with existing EU rules post-Brexit

Insight / Trump’s nominee for SEC chief reaches final stage

Jay Clayton, a corporate lawyer and President Donald Trump’s recommendation, is one step closer to becoming the next head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after his nomination was passed be a Senate committee on 4 April

Insight / Deliveroo riders in legal challenge over employment status

Riders who work for Deliveroo are the latest members of the gig economy to take legal action challenging their employment status, and bring claims in relation to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), holiday pay and age discrimination

Insight / Insolvency rule change will create period of uncertainty

An overhaul of the way insolvency cases are handled from 6 April will create a period of uncertainty for practitioners as physical creditor meetings fall by the wayside and email communications become the default preference, warns Sean Moran, partner and insolvency law specialist at Shakespeare Martineau

Insight / Ipswich charity had poor financial management

A Charity Commission inquiry into the Ipswich Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre has concluded that there was misconduct and mismanagement in the charity’s administration, with multiple failings by the trustees including poor financial management

Insight / Campaign to crack down on business cartels

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is targeting illegal business cartels in a bid to ensure a fair deal and free competition, with the launch of its first-ever advertising campaign and up to £100,000 on offer to whistleblowers

Insight / Investigation into overseas payments by Leicester-based charity

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Bhaarat Welfare Trust and frozen its bank accounts, over concerns about its financial management

Insight / Footballer’s Sierra Leone charity facing potential ‘red card’

Concerns have been raised about alleged financial irregularities at a charity set up by former Premier League footballer Craig Bellamy to help children and young people in Sierra Leone, which closed without warning last year, leaving some without support

Insight / Litigation financing: what you need to know

Undertaking legal challenges can be costly and time consuming for firms, while being the subject of one is no easier. James Delaney, director at litigation specialists TheJudge explores the mechanics of litigation financing

Insight / Sir Philip Green to make £363m BHS pension contribution

Sir Philip Green has pledged to pay up to £363m into the BHS pension pot, having promised to ‘sort’ the retailer’s shortfall in a parliamentary inquiry last year