Posts from Herbert Smith Freehills

Potential confusion about Modern Slavery Act reporting requirements

The requirement in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) for certain businesses (broadly those with a turnover in excess of £36 million and who carry out business in the UK) to issue annual slavery and human trafficking statements is, in many ways, just another step in a general trend towards increased non-financial reporting … Continue reading Potential confusion about Modern Slavery Act reporting requirements

Cyber security: key questions for the board agenda

I was delighted to hear that our feature article in this month’s PLC Magazine has already attracted a lot of attention. Cyber security issues need to be placed on the board agenda sooner rather than later, and before a cyber breach occurs, not as a result of one. For further information, see our practice page.

Legal advice privilege: not just for legal advice

A recent High Court decision has provided reassurance to both lawyers and clients as to the scope of legal advice privilege (LAP), after an earlier decision (by a different judge) in the same case had arguably suggested a narrower scope for LAP than had been generally accepted.