Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 16th July

Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 16th July


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Risk & Compliance



Financial services

Information Law & TMT


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Brexit bulletin

With the UK and EU continuing to report limited progress in negotiations, the government has launched a fresh public information campaign aiming to prepare the public and businesses for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020—‘Check, Change, Go’. The campaign aims to set out actions to ensure individuals and businesses are prepared when the transitional arrangements under the Withdrawal Agreement come to an end and new arrangements come into effect on 1 January 2021. The campaign directs businesses, organisations and individuals to the government's new checker tool, which identifies necessary next steps they need to take. See: LNB News 13/07/2020 59.

Risk & Compliance

Supply chain risks

Corporate Crime analysis: The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) and other law enforcement agencies are considering whether to take action in respect of allegations of modern slavery and unsuitable working conditions in textile factories in Leicester, England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. See: Spotlight on UK supply chains as UK authorities investigate lockdown working conditions.

See also Practice Note: Supply chain risk management guide and Precedent: Supply chain risk assessment and register.

Financial crime

Corporate Crime analysis: John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP and member of the Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime Consulting Editorial Board, discusses the new Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020, popularly referred to as ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions, and offers advice on the practical steps businesses and lawyers can take to comply with the sanctions. See News Analysis: Global human rights sanctions.

HMRC has announced the outcome of its technical

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About the author:
Allison is a former partner of Shoosmiths, with extensive experience of legal management and practice compliance.