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Directors’ duties – An introduction

In this podcast Nichola Leach, a Senior Associate from Commercial disputes team and Helen Ingram, an Associate from our Commercial services team, discuss the statutory duties owed by directors of private companies. Topics covered include: What duties directors are subject …

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Private equity’s embrace of ESG

Valentina Falicheva analyses why private equity houses are increasingly considering ESG factors when making investment decisions and writes about the latest trends in the climate tech investments in a recent article with Environmental Finance. She also considers the importance of …

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Salaries continue to fall in real terms despite unemployment levels at historic lows

Despite the rise in economic inactivity due to long-term sickness, the ONS statistics show that unemployment was at 3.5% during the period of June to August, a drop of 0.3% than the previous quarter and reportedly the lowest rate since …

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Don’t dismiss the four-day week

More than 70 businesses are currently trialling a four-day week. Half-time results show increases in productivity and employee wellbeing. Some industries which operate more traditional working patterns, such as law firms and banks, might write off the four-day week as …

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‘Red tape’ reform for thousands of businesses

Over the weekend, the government announced that businesses with fewer than 500 employees will be exempt from ‘reporting requirements and other regulations’ as part of government plans to boost productivity and promote growth. PM Liz Truss announced on Sunday plans …

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5 tips when seeking Private Equity investment

There is currently a surplus of Private Equity money chasing too few genuinely good investment prospects. If you have previously considered seeking investment from a Private Equity investor there are a number of things you can do in order to …

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P&O further wage cuts blocked

The legality of this move was questioned widely at the time, and the P&O chief executive admitted to a parliamentary select committee that it breached legislation which required the company to consult on mass redundancies. Now P&O is in the …

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A debate: Will The Online Safety Bill Make The Internet Safer?

The proposing argument In a nutshell those proposing the motion from Damian Collins MP and Alex Towers, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at BT argued that companies should have liability for their platforms they are making money from in …

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ESG: The private investors perspective

Collyer Bristow recently commissioned market researchers YouGov to ask 501 private investors with at least £100,000 of investable assets for their views on ESG investment decisions and performance. In this short report we explore how important the ESG agenda is …

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GDPR: New Guidelines on international data transfers

Haven’t we left the EU? Brexit may be done, but in many respects it is far from being dusted. Business relationships with the EU bloc of countries remain of critical importance to UK businesses, since the EU is still the …

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