Recent insights


MLD5: virtually there?

17 Jan 2018
From the time the fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) was adopted, there was call for change, and significant political pressure to introduce at least some changes to be implemented within the agreed MLD4 timeline. The original proposals for change (known as the fifth Money Laundering Directive (MLD5)), published in July 2016, even called for MLD4 implementation to be fast-tracked, to January 2017.

The changing landscape of vicarious liability

16 Jan 2018
Whilst it has long been established that an employer is vicariously liable for the tortious acts of its employees if the acts are carried out in the course of employment, the development of the 'close connection' test is making it increasingly difficult for employers to avoid a finding of vicarious liability.

Carillion liquidation - how will it affect me?

15 Jan 2018
Following recent media reports, with effect from Monday 15 January 2018 the Official Receiver has been appointed liquidator of a number of Carillion Group companies (Carillion Plc, Carillion Construction Limited, Carillion Services Limited, Planned Maintenance Engineering Limited, Carillion Integrated Services Limited and Carillion Services 2006 Limited).