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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

4th Money Laundering Directive Implementation Imminent - Are You Ready?

Following on from my blog published 09 May 2016 “A Partnership of Equals? The Government’s New Anti-Money Laundering Action Plan” the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (“4MLD”) is required to be implemented by 26 June 2017.

4MLD requires regulated Firms (the category of which has been expanded) to carry out and document the results of a risk assessment of the money laundering and terrorist financing risks they face.

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Manager Acquitted Following Landmark Safety Trial

Hand in hand with increasing levels of fines in the regulatory enforcement landscape comes an increased appetite for the prosecution of individuals along with the corporate body.
 
Directors, Company Secretaries and those in senior positions within companies can attract prosecution under Section 37 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 where they have consented or connived in the corporate offence or have neglected to prevent it happening. But it is important to bear in mind that those lower down the workforce chain have responsibilities too.

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Late Rent Reviews In Commercial Leases

In both Scottish and English law, there is case law to support the general rule that time is not of the essence in rent review clauses in commercial leases, unless it is clear from the terms of the lease that the parties intended it to be.

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