Commercial news update - February 2018: Small business commissioner now open, covert surveillance risk, new e-learning package to prevent bid-rigging

Commercial news update - February 2018: Small business commissioner now open, covert surveillance risk, new e-learning package to prevent bid-rigging

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The Small Business Commissioner (‘SBC’) is now open for business. It aims to empower small businesses by providing access to advice and information and by disincentivising poor payment practices.

The Government planned to introduce new regulations in late 2017 to ban assignment of receivables. This has been delayed as lenders raised concerns that the regulations didn’t clarify important matters. We are awaiting an update on this.

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About the author:
Iain founded Radius Law in September 2013 which has been designed to meet the exacting standards that Iain had of his law firms during his time as an in-house counsel.

 

Iain’s in-house career spans 14 years with the 7 years from 2006 to 2013 being the General Counsel and Chief Compliance officer for the Mercedes-Benz UK Group. In this role he led a team of 18 staff.
Iain has previously been recognised in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report as a thought leader in legal management. He has spoken regularly and had published articles particularly on how to measure legal value.

Aside from legal management, Iain has significant expertise in regulatory work, particularly competition law and anti-bribery. Iain has led the implementation of large scale compliance programmes and also managed regulatory investigations.

Outside of the day job Iain has a passion for community projects and has been a non-executive director of a housing association and also established a debt advice centre. This social conscious approach continues in Radius Law with a bold commitment to pay 10% of profits to charity.