22 May 2020

Sophie Kemp writes for the New Law Journal about the scope for a future COVID-19 public inquiry

As appeals for a public inquiry into the government’s response to COVID-19 continue to grow, this article examines the critical concerns which look difficult for it to resist.

Sophie Kemp

4 February 2015

Procurement and outsourcing: UK Government's anti-corruption initiatives in 2015

Anti-corruption compliance should by now be as entrenched in the thinking of UK companies and their staff as anti-money laundering requirements. Currently very much in vogue, it is the new anti-money laundering in the same way that 40 is the new 30 and brown
is the new black. Over the past five years a great deal of effort has gone
into raising awareness about the effects of corruption and the criminal courts have seen many more prosecutions for corruption, both at home and abroad, than in the previous decade.

As we go into 2015 anti-corruption is still in fashion, remaining high on the government’s list of priorities; a plan for the future was published at the end of last year and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has also carried out its own assessment of the risks of corruption in the regulated sector.

First published in the Procurement & Outsourcing Journal January/February 2015

3 February 2015

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals in England - The Government Responds

On 2 April 2014, the Law Commission published its report (and draft Bill), outlining the work it had done reviewing the complex professional regulation legislation that currently exists.  They made a total of 125 recommendations to the Government, which essentially set out a new single legal framework for the regulation of all health and social care professionals.  We were told that ‘The reforms aim to sweep away the out-dated and inflexible decision-making processes associated with the current legislation. The new legal framework would introduce a clear and consistent legal framework which is needed to enable the regulators to uphold their duty to protect the public’.

Read our summary and comment on those recommendations HERE.

The Government has now responded to each of those 125 recommendations. Here is a summary of the key points.

Sarah Harris

3 February 2015

Seven years on: The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is still in its infancy. With  new sentencing guidelines now open for public consultation, Jonathan Grimes reflects on seven years of cases and predicts the Act’s impact in 2015.

First published in Tomorrow’s Health and Safety 03.02.15

Jonathan Grimes

23 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Kingsley Napley receives double honours in Citywealth’s Power Women Awards

Kingsley Napley LLP is delighted to have received two accolades in the Citywealth Power Women Awards 2015 announced last night (22 January 2015).

Jane Keir

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