A warm GLO? The communication perils of Group Litigation

What is a Group Litigation Order? Group Litigation Orders (‘GLOs’) were added to the Civil Procedure Rules in May 2000 and allow a number of claims which give rise to common or related issues of fact or law to be managed collectively by the High Court. Examples of recent GLOs include the VW emissions scandal,  …

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Minding The Gap

By 4th April 2018 all UK companies with more than 250 employees will be required to disclose their gender pay gap figures on their website in an accessible manner and provide the government with the data for official publication on the Gov.uk website.   What is the gender pay gap? Gender Pay Gap reporting is  …

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Unexplained Wealth Orders – the reputation risks

The global civil society organisation Transparency International has identified a startling £4.4bn of property in the UK that it suspects was sourced from illicit wealth. The Government has long been fighting a rear guard action against the flow of laundered money into the country and in January 2018, introduced a new civil investigatory tool, Unexplained  …

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Why FDI campaigns are as much about the heart as the head

Most economies in the world are seeking to attract Foreign Direct Investment as a key driver of future economic growth. Investment and economic development boards typically have substantial budgets to promote their country and market opportunities. But global FDI campaigns are targeting a relatively small number of senior decision makers. And most countries are making  …

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The Independent: I ‘manage the reputations’ of high-profile celebrity clients in crisis. This is what happens behind closed doors

Since the Weinstein story broke last October, there has been a gathering interest in how high-profile individuals and companies can manage and protect their reputations and how others have their reputations destroyed. Everyone, with the possible exception of Theresa May, enjoys gossip. Conversations among friends have become beehives of suspicion about the deviant lengths people  …

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