In-house news vlog: including Advocate General questioning Working Time Regulations August 2015

In-house news vlog: including Advocate General questioning Working Time Regulations August 2015

August vlog now live, click image below to view.

As ever, we update you across a breadth of legal areas, we  report on employment, corporate and commercial, IP, advertising and marketing, intellectual property, consumer, competition and bribery and corruption news. Here are some of this month's highlights...

Employment: Working Time Regulations

In a recent Spanish case, the employer had been calculating the working time from when an employee arrived with their first customer. However the Advocate General has questioned this, stating that mobile workers should be able to incorporate commuting time as part of their Working Time Regulations. Tune into the full story from 03:52.

Corporate and Commercial: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

A consultation paper was published by the Government just a few weeks ago, confirming timings for implementing some of the key provisions. A couple of the most headline grabbing changes include the introduction of a register of people with significant control (PSC) and the abolishment, with some exceptions, of corporate directors. Tune into the full story from 00:20.

Bribery and Corruption: Modern Slavery Act

Perhaps the most relevant provision in the Modern Slavery Act for UK businesses, is the need for transparency in supply chain provisions. Commercial organisations are required to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement each financial year. Tune into the full story from 11.55.

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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.