Company law on transparency and accountability – The SBEEA

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act was given Royal Assent in March: so what does this mean for SMEs and do they need to take any steps to be fully compliant?


The EC vs Google: A lesson for all businesses great and small

The recent heavyweight legal fight between the European Commission and Google has thrown up a lot of questions around competition law...


Employers split on future of tribunal fees

Lack of consensus prevails on highly divisive legal issue as tribunal cases fall 70%.

Legislation and Regulation

The rise in cross-border litigation: The pros and cons in multi-jurisdictional disputes

Fox Williams partner Peter Ashford and associate Evie Meleagros examine the issue of cross-border litigation and present the facilitators and impediments.


First ‘Tesco Law’ deal for venture capital firm Smedvig Capital

A £4 million investment from Smedvig Capital into Kings Court Trust marks the first time that an outside investor has made a commitment in the private client market since the deregulation of the UK legal services market in April 2012.


‘Tesco law’ investment sees LDC back claims-related legal firm Keoghs

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has made its first move into the legal sector by investing in Keoghs.


Employment law not ‘fit for purpose’ say UK firms

A week on from business secretary Vince Cable's employment law changes, new statistics show that only one in ten businesses believe that the current employment legislation is adequate.


The buzz about Beecroft and no-fault dismissals

The notion of no-fault dismissals has split the business world in two.

Legislation and Regulation

Anti-bribery legislation and the corruption crackdown

With new anti-bribery legislation coming into effect shortly, are you aware of the provisions that could land you and your company in the dock?


Tribunal reforms win business backing

Business groups have welcomed proposed government reforms to employment tribunals, saying soaring claims from employees have hampered growth and become too costly for companies to handle.

Legislation and Regulation

The global bribery crackdown

Bribery may be a fact of life for many business operating internationally. But the regulators are closing in, writes Alex Rene, a partner at law firm Fulbright & Jaworski.

Legislation and Regulation

Recording phone calls relating to client orders: what you need to know

From March next year, UK financial institutions will have to record phone calls relating to client orders.