When things go wrong

When things go wrong guidance:

Produced in partnership with David Gilmore of DG Legal 1 Introduction It is our policy to ensure that if our business is interrupted, we can become fully operational as...

Precedents

Applicable legislation and definitions The main piece of legislation relevant to the recall of cosmetic products is the EU’s Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No...

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Applicable legislation and definitions The main piece of legislation relevant to food product recalls is the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. This EU...

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This Practice Note addresses the practicalities of product recall for general consumer products from the perspective of producers and distributors. 'Producer' and...

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Co-operation by a corporate entity is key to obtaining a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) as both the judgments approving DPAs entered into to date and speeches given...

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An internal investigation is a legal process undertaken by an organisation (with or without outside counsel) to review and identify facts relating to a specific...

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When a crisis hits, you will be under pressure—pressure to act, pressure to respond, pressure from those to whom you answer internally and potentially from external...

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This Practice Note provides links to different dawn raid Precedents that contain information on handling a dawn raid. The Precedents are intended to be issued and/or...

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This Practice Note provides links to different Precedent dawn raid communications that contain information on handling a dawn raid for specific employees/teams. Some...

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This Practice Note provides links to different dawn raid Flowcharts which guide different employees/teams through different issues during and after a raid. The Flowcharts...

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This Practice Note provides links to different Precedent dawn raid instruction sheets which contain information on handling a dawn raid for specific employees/teams. The...

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This Practice Note provides links to different dawn raid Precedents which guide Response Team members through a dawn raid. The Precedents are intended to be issued in...

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This Practice Note provides links to different dawn raid lists and records to be used during a raid. • Dawn raid—record of raid details • Dawn raid—list of documents...

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A dawn raid can be carried out on any business, no matter how big or small, and therefore every business must be mindful to the possibility of a raid. The potential for a...

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The roles and duties of Response Team members are summarised in the Dawn raid—action plan. This Practice Note sets out links to resources specifically relevant to the...

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This Practice Note provides a quick reference guide to the bodies that have the power to raid organisations, their authority for doing so and the scope of their powers....

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The UK Government has legislated to permit a number of UK authorities to obtain search warrants to 'raid' a business premises. The potential for a dawn raid to be...

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What is HMRC? HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the administration and collection of taxes, including direct taxes such as income tax and corporation tax;...

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What is the CMA? From 1 April 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) took over many of the functions of the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair...

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What is the FCA? The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates financial services firms operating in the UK and providing services to consumers. It also maintains the...

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What is the HSE? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator for work-related health and safety in Great Britain. Its mission is to prevent death,...

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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by...

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What type of police could I encounter? The police broadly investigate most offences in the UK. The police force in the UK has different divisions depending on geography...

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What is the SFO? The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates serious or complex frauds and corruption that often involve an international element or are otherwise likely...

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Who/what is the ASA The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all forms of media. The ASA is responsible for...

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What is the Environment Agency? The Environment Agency (EA) is an executive non-departmental public body, established in 1996 and sponsored by the UK government's...

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