Is whistleblowing law inadequate?
Wednesday 23 June 2021 marked World Whistleblower’s Day, an event designed to raise public awareness of whistleblowers’ rights and the importance of standing up against malpractice and wrongdoing in the workplace. During the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of whistleblowing came to the fore, with a lack of adherence to health and safety regulations having potentially […]
Lawyers can help to save the planet
At home I’m trying to do everything I can to reduce my carbon footprint with an air source heat pump, solar panels and an EV but as a corporate lawyer it sometimes feels that my professional contribution to achieving the Paris climate objectives is rather limited. Of course my colleagues and I have adopted paperless […]
PM faces calls to end ‘predatory marriage’
Labour MP Fabian Hamilton has once again drawn attention to the issue of ‘predatory marriage’ in the UK, following a failed Private Members Bill in 2018. At Prime Minister’s Questions on 9 June 2021, he described these types of marriages as a “cruel exploitation”, and called for an update to the “19th century” marriage legislation […]
New DVLA online tachograph service slashes wait times and allows instant payments
The DVLA has set up a new online service allowing lorry, bus, and coach drivers to apply, renew, replace and pay for tachograph cards online in minutes. The online service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and drivers should have their new tachograph card issued within 24 hours from applying compared […]
Belief that sex is immutable is a protected philosophical belief
A woman whose contract was not renewed after she posted tweets expressing her views on transgender issues, has had her appeal upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). In 2018, Maya Forstater posted on her personal Twitter account, expressing her belief that it is impossible for a human being to change sex. Staff at the […]
Money laundering reporting – does the buck stop with you?
For those of you who have watched the popular Netflix program ‘Ozark’, hearing the term “money laundering” may conjure images of bundles of ‘dirty’ cash being put through a washer/dryer to clean it with the aim of making it appear that it has come from a legitimate source. However, those in the ‘regulated sector’ (for […]