Healys Corporate team advises on the full spectrum of corporate governance matters and regulatory compliance.
We can assist financial institutions, institutional investors, private equity houses, companies (both listed and unlisted), boards of directors, company secretaries and committees.
Our specialist lawyers have a thorough understanding of the relevant regulatory codes, including the UK Corporate Governance Code, the QCA Guidelines and the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies, and can assist clients in navigating this complex and ever-changing area of law.
With considerable expertise in risk and crisis management, accountability, sustainability and business integrity, we can advise you and your business on how to assume best practise and comply with the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.
23rd March 2020
If you are concerned about the enforceability of your business agreements in light of the Covid-19 outbreak then you need to take a close look at the terms of your commercial contracts. Continue reading »
12th March 2020
Judges are very familiar with attempts to hoodwink them. However, due to the litigation process, the truth does come out in the vast majority of cases. In a case on point, the High Court dismissed a £12 million claim after ruling a series of purported loan contracts not worth the paper they were written on. Continue reading »
9th March 2020
The advent of electronic share trading means that it is now the norm for securities to be held by custodians – usually banks. The result of this means that investors never become their legal owners. The High Court considered the legal consequences of such arrangements in a ruling of critical importance to the UK’s economic health. Continue reading »
3rd March 2020
Trade marks are a powerful means of protecting your unique brand, even against much larger or more prestigious potential competitors. In one case, a small clothing company which sold its wares under the name ‘Bentley’ scored a High Court win over household name car manufacturers Bentley Motors. Continue reading »
28th February 2020
Banks and other financial institutions owe legal duties to assist in the detection of money laundering and other crimes. That duty sometimes requires them to refuse instructions from their own clients. The extent of those obligations came under Supreme Court consideration in a guideline case. Continue reading »
27th March 2020
Accident victims who exercise their right to seek compensation often face claims that they are malingering or over-exaggerating their injuries. However, as a High Court decision showed, judges require firm evidence before finding such serious allegations proved. Continue reading »
26th March 2020
We would like to reassure our clients and future clients that we are still able to take instructions to complete your Will, so please do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss completing your Will with us. Continue reading »
The Home Office Covid 19 Guidance states that Chinese nationals in the UK, who have been compliant with the conditions of their visa/leave before the pandemic outbreak, but whose visas have expired between 24 January 2020 and 30 March 2020, will automatically have their visas extended until 31 March 2020. There is no need for a visa holder to do anything. Therefore, for example, if you are a Chinese student or visitor in the UK, you will be permitted to stay in the UK until 31 March 2020, according to this guidance. Continue reading »
In a situation of great uncertainty, employers need to focus on maintaining their employees’ trust and confidence by demonstrating effective leadership, following Government guidance and by acting reasonably in what is an unprecedented and evolving crisis. Continue reading »
25th March 2020
The Home Office have today announced a further extension of visa expiry or leave to remain. If individuals are unable to return to their home country before their leave or visa expires because of Covid 19 travel restrictions then their leave to remain or visa is to be extended to 31 May 2020.