Directors & Officers

30 January 2020

What we know so far about the Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2020-21

On 23 January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its consultation on its proposed Annual Plan for 2020/2021. The consultation sets out the CMA’s proposed main objectives and priorities for the coming year.

Mark Mills

20 December 2019

Immigration related risks in a “compliant environment"

Since the introduction of the Immigration Act 2014, the Conservative government has been open about its willingness to create a “hostile environment” for users of the immigration system, not least anyone who may not have a lawful basis to remain in the UK.

Tim Richards

19 December 2019

Death of a sole director and shareholder

Serious difficulties can arise where a sole shareholder dies who is also the sole director of a company. 

Stephanie Mooney

11 December 2019

A change of direction in director disqualification for breaches of competition law?

The recent practice of regulators – and the potential for future developments – means that company directors need to be increasingly aware of the risks associated with competition law compliance.

Mark Mills

4 December 2019

Fire Safety: How does a Director avoid becoming an irresponsible ‘Responsible Person’?

It is often quoted that 80% of businesses affected by a major incident, such as fire, close within 18 months and that 90% of businesses that lose data from a major incident are forced to shut within 2 years. These are quite shocking figures and would no doubt encourage many to ensure that their business continuity and resilience plans are robust. However, when it comes to the issue of fire, the role of a director is far greater than just resilience planning and dealing with the impact on the business.  Many directors do not realise that they may be liable as the ‘Responsible Person’ under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (“The Order”) and what this means for them.

Hannah Eales

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