Directors & Officers

24 January 2020

The disclosure of law firm partnership capital and income in divorce proceedings

When equity partners in a law firm (or those with a lawyer spouse) enter divorce proceedings, there are a number of complex considerations relating to the disclosure of partnership capital and income in financial proceedings. In this blog, we explore the common structure of partnership income and the relevant considerations in divorce proceedings.

Connie Atkinson

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

18 December 2019

Is the FRC considering whether Sarbanes-Oxley should cross the waters?

The general election is now over, and Parliament has more time to deal with matters other than Brexit. The spotlight has therefore returned to corporate governance, with The Sunday Times reporting that the FRC is developing a “British version of Sarbanes-Oxley”. It reported that this would “heap more responsibility on to directors, asking them to vouch regularly for the integrity of their financial controls and – if passed into law in the UK – opening the possibility of criminal proceedings against chief executives and finance directors for reporting misleading statements to the market.”

Christina Orthodoxou

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.

Jonathan Grimes

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