Modern Slavery Act (UK) and supply chain transparency in the construction sector

For the international construction sector, modern slavery (a concept covering slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking) is a major supply chain issue, particularly for those involved in large or high profile infrastructure projects in challenging labour environments. While modern slavery is a global phenomenon that all affected organisations should be actively addressing,…
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Consumer Rights Act 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) received royal assent on 26 March 2015, and will come into force on 1 October 2015. The Act overhauls consumer rights and remedies in relation to defective goods, containing a number of important provisions, clarifying a previously unclear area of law, in particular Part 1 which treats consumer contracts…
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News from the SFO

Conviction in first UK Libor trial The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) continues to promote itself as a tough prosecution agency, although recently it recognised that deferred prosecution agreements are an appropriate prosecutorial tool – provided that it is in the public interest to do so and the corporate body has fully cooperated. The SFO remains…
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