Individual Accountability in Banking and Finance

Introduction On 7 March 2016, a new and enhanced regime for senior management responsibility will fully come into force in the United Kingdom. This regime is intended to impact upon many senior... Read more

LIBOR sentencing may herald a tough approach for financial crime such as bribery

It has already been well documented that the 14 year sentence imposed yesterday on trader Tom Hayes, for manipulating LIBOR is higher than many of the sentences imposed on other financial wrong-doers. Read more

Bribery Act Review – Facilitation payments still problematic

Last week, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) sent letters to industry leaders, inviting them to comment on whether the Bribery Act has had an impact on their attempts to... Read more

Cornerstone on Councillors’ Conduct - Press Release

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July 2015 - Police: Early Retirement and Cost-Cutting

June 2015 - Anonymity vs Open Justice

Wilkinson v Downton and freedom of expression: Should a nineteenth century tort limit an author’s ability to tell his own life story?

In ordinary human discourse, words may be spoken which may be abusive, untrue or insulting. The person addressed may, as a result, feel distressed or even humiliated. Such words may have serious... Read more

A Revolution In Patients’ Rights

One of the core subjects of litigation concerning professional negligence is that of medical error. Such is the deep-rooted nature of the law’s reach here that a doctor’s liability for negligent... Read more

FIFA Corruption Arrests

The news of the arrest of FIFA officials in Switzerland in relation to a bribery investigation by US authorities highlights more than ever the international reach of corruption legislation like the... Read more

May 2015 - Warnings given in 'bad faith' cannot be relied upon in any circumstances

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