Regulatory risk and compliance

Criminal Finances Act 2017 - what organisations need to do now to manage risk

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Our expert explains the changes to the Criminal Offences Act and what you need to to to reduce the risk to your business. More …

Sentencing Council announces consultation on manslaughter offences

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The Sentencing Council has announced a consultation on its proposals for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales. More …

Spring Budget 2017: What this means for consumer law

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Phillip Hammond used the Spring Budget to announce the government's policy on 'subscription traps' in. He confirmed that there will be a green paper proposing protection to consumers who inadvertently subscribe for paid services after a free trial period. More …

Directors of a company are not liable to confiscation orders for offences committed by their company

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The Court of Appeal has given a significant judgement in a case in which the Environment Agency was seeking confiscation orders against two directors of a company for the company's wrongdoing. More …

The end of PARNUTS and changes to the "gluten free" rules

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On 20 July 2016, Directive 2009/39/EC on food for particular nutritional uses (PARNUTS) is repealed and replaced by a new regime under Regulation (EU) 609/2013 on food for specific groups (FSG). I have already written about the implications of this change for sports foods. This article examines the framework of the new regime. More …

Scalding Risks in Care Homes

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The Care Provider was prosecuted following the death of an 89 year old lady from scalding injuries. The lady was receiving personal care from employees of the provider but the bathroom taps were not adjusted to limit the temperature to a safe level. More …

Brexit: the implications for environmental law

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There has been speculation as to which EU laws will continue to apply once the UK has left the EU. This article considers the implications for environmental legislation. More …

Mind your own business – how can a business protect its social media contacts?

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Who owns the social media contacts generated by an employee in the course of employment, and what steps can a business take to protect them? More …

Change in status for sports foods on the horizon

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Changes are imminent to the regulation of food marketed for use by people engaged in sport. More …

The Queen's Speech - 18th May 2016

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Following the Queen's Speech on 18th May 2016, we analyse a number of the Bills that were announced as part of the State Opening of Parliament. More …