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Apr
30
2018

Zafar Kanani comments in the Raconteur on 'Why insurance companies are embracing blockchain?'
#Press #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Marine and other insurance policies have a new virtual figurehead to help chart a course through mainly unexplored waters of doing business in an increasingly digital economy....

Jan
10
2018

Ten years, ten lessons...
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

Ten years ago, I moved to the Middle East as a co-founder of FSI Worldwide. Although I am no longer a director of the company and no longer live in the region, our mission was and remains, to try to improve the conditions under which migrant workers are recruited and employed. ...

Jan
02
2018

The challenges and opportunities of corporate accountability litigation
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

There is evidence to suggest that some UK based transnational corporations are either actively engaged in, or negligently permitting, illegal or unethical labour abuses in their international operations. ...

Nov
30
2017

Closing Report from 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal and the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform, reports from the closing day of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. ...

Nov
29
2017

Further Reports from 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

One key concern about the future of work in developing countries is the probable displacement of low skilled work by technology....

Nov
28
2017

2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP and of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform, is this week at the UN Forum in Geneva and reports below....

Oct
13
2017

Modern Slavery: is your organisation doing all it should to comply?
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Employment

The Modern Slavery Act requires all businesses with an annual global turnover at least £36 million to produce a modern slavery statement each year. It should include details of what (if anything) the business is doing to combat modern slavery and human trafficking within its business and supply chain – both in the UK and abroad. This should be published within six months of the end of their financial year. This statement must be published on the business’ website, with a link to it in a prominent place on the homepage....

Sep
28
2017

Michael Sippitt writes for Thomson Reuters on: Migration and Modern Slavery
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Press #Supply Chain Governance

Until lawyers start to pursue high-profile negligence cases, the status quo is likely to remain unchanged....

Sep
19
2017

Modern slavery in construction supply chains: does your business comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015?
#Construction #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

‘Modern Slavery’ is a term which encapsulates slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking. Recent estimates suggest that as much as 45 million people could be living in modern slavery, a problem that the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) was introduced to help tackle....

May
05
2017

Message from Paris TAG Alliances conference
#Environment #Corporate #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of UK law firm Clarkslegal LLP, addressed the TAG Alliances conference in Paris this week on a panel of lawyers and accountants from the US and Europe discussing the issues of Brexit, the business impact of President Trump, and the future of globalisation....

Mar
30
2017

BBC World Business Report
#Immigration #Employment #UK Immigration #Media & Entertainment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Clarkslegal Chairman Michael Sippitt talks on the BBC World Business Report about Brexit...

Mar
03
2017

Construction employers urged to check CSCS cards for signs of forgery
#Construction #Construction #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Lawyers providing specialist legal advice to the construction industry - Right To work Checks and CSCS cards...

Mar
02
2017

When can foreign claims be brought in England?
#Dispute Resolution #Corporate #Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The English High Court is a popular venue for the resolution of international disputes. From a claimant’s perspective, it allows the possibility of various funding models and the ability to recover costs from the losing party. ...

Jan
31
2017

Can directors be disqualified for employing illegal workers?
#Immigration #Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Directors' Duties

The Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 (“IANA 2006”), makes employers responsible for preventing illegal working in the UK. Section 35 of the Immigration Act 2016 allows the Home Office to commence criminal proceedings against employers who know or have reasonable cause to believe that they are employing someone illegally....

Jan
20
2017

SFO shows teeth in Rolls Royce bribery settlement
#Directors' Duties #Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The High Court has approved a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) between Rolls Royce (RR) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to widespread allegations of bribery and corruption over a 24 year period....

Nov
16
2016

Collaboration in Supply Chains
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

The importance of enhanced collaborative working with suppliers is that it may provide a more trustworthy system of engagement, to include the workforce of the suppliers. ...

Oct
24
2016

Big brands face modern slavery challenge
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

The news broken by the BBC Panorama investigation about refugees and children alleged to be working in Turkey on clothes for Marks and Spencer and ASOS, whatever the facts are found to be, highlights the challenge of supply chain management and risk to big brands of being linked with such accusations. ...

Jul
14
2016

The Ethical Labour Standard and the Modern Slavery Act
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Construction #Supply Chain Governance

BES 6001 enables product manufacturers to ensure – and prove – that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. ...

Jul
12
2016

International Supply Chains – what happens when things go wrong?
#Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

In cases where the supply partner you appoint doesn't fulfil you expectations, you will want to ensure that you have a carefully drafted contract providing you with the best protection and remedies to minimise the negative consequences of your supplier’s underperformance. ...

Jun
16
2016

Free range eggs but not free range workers
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Following the DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd modern slavery case, employers should ensure that modern slavery is eradicated from their supply chains, with larger organisations being expected to publish annual slavery and trafficking statements. ...

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