Failure to prevent fraud – an introduction to the proposed new offence

The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime notes blog: This week saw the government’s long-awaited introduction of a proposed new offence of failure to prevent fraud. There has been a long-standing debate in the UK regarding the desirability of reform to corporate criminal liability which culminated in an assurance by  … Read more


11th-hour reforms to the proposed foreign influence policy will be met with relief by businesses, NGOs and charities as Government makes significant changes. Some concerns remain, and many businesses will still require compliance policies to be put in place for benefits which many will remain sceptical about, but the scope of these will be limited … Read more

LDI liquidity crisis – policy and regulatory responses

The post below was first published on our Pensions notes blog: The immediate panic caused by the liquidity crisis that affected a large number of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes invested in liability driven investment (LDI) funds in September and October 2022 has now passed. However, a great deal of attention continues to be focused on understanding … Read more

Failure to prevent offence may be introduced in the UK in the new Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill

The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime notes blog: The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency bill (the “Bill”), which is currently progressing through Parliament, is reportedly due to include provisions introducing a new failure to prevent offence affecting corporates, following statements by a UK Government minister during debates surrounding the … Read more


Concerns grow that foreign influence policy is misdirected, bureaucratic and risks deterring benign engagement and investment The UK’s proposed Foreign Influence Registration Scheme is part of a wider package of measures to revamp domestic espionage laws, in this instance via new obligations for a wide range of businesses, across all sectors, and others with international … Read more

What you need to know about the Edinburgh Reforms

The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime notes blog: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a set of reforms which, in tandem with the Financial Services and Markets Bill, the government hopes will drive growth and competitiveness in the financial services sector. The Chancellor has made a written statement to Parliament on the measures … Read more