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The American dream?

The American dream?

The SFO's new guidelines for dealing with overseas corruption contain admirable aims, but it remains to be seen how successful implementing an American model will be, says Hassan Khan
Update: employment

Update: employment

Sue Ashtiany considers holiday pay, the new 'fit note' scheme, the effect on employers of the government's new measures to deal with the flu epidemic, and disability discrimination
The picture of health

The picture of health

Helen Brooks explains the potential benefits and difficulties of the new 'fit note' guidance for employers on dealing with stress-related absence
Slippery slope

Slippery slope

The House of Lords has recently restricted the scope of strict liability for defective work equipment but employers could still be liable for negligence, particularly when employees use vehicles for work purposes, says Susan Dearden
Larke still ascending

Larke still ascending

Solicitors should be more forthcoming when faced with a 'Larke v Nugus' letter challenging a will and play their part in the greater drive to avoid litigation, says Mike Parker
Update: health and safety

Update: health and safety

Zahra Nanji considers the implications of the first charge under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 on health and safety prosecutions, and warns employers that the courts put a high duty on them to protect their employees from risk of injury
A rich man's world?

A rich man's world?

The offshore world has a reputation of being exclusively for wealthy tax payers, but in reality many jurisdictions offer 'ordinary' people the chance to ensure their future financial security, say Dawn Tindall and Jonathan Carter
An end to estimates?

An end to estimates?

The current system of costs estimates is not providing clients with the certainty they need, and is likely to become tougher, warns Howard Dean
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