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The High Court has found a UK company civilly liable for victims of trafficking for the first time. The case illustrates the need for businesses to take action to ensure that modern slavery is eradicated form their supply chains. In this case, a gangmaster…

The Background The government is concerned that some companies facilitate illicit activities – from money laundering to tax evasion, corruption to terrorist financing. It believes that greater transparency of company own ership and…

Companies that have shares with no dividend rights in issue may need to review their impact on the shareholdings of employees and directors and, if necessary, consider either their cancellation or conversion in the light of two recent decisions. In the…

Employers contemplating hiring new staff should take note of guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which indicates that many people may risk being denied access to jobs due to unlawful, discriminatory advertisements. In the last…

All private landlords should be made aware that, from 1 February 2016, they will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential properties…