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Better regulation: what's missing from the Government's approach?

Most businesses would agree that better regulation is a desirable goal – but how do you actually achieve it? In the first of a series of briefings on regulatory reform across a range of different sectors, we look at the implications for business of the UK Government's approach to regulation and how far it is likely to succeed.

University of Dundee v Chakraborty: can a non-privileged document retrospectively acquire privileged status?

In the recent decision of University of Dundee v Chakraborty [2022] EAT 150, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether a report, which had at an earlier stage of proceedings been non-privileged, could acquire privileged status following the incorporation of legal advice by solicitors. The case provides a helpful restatement of the rules relating to legal advice and litigation privilege.

COP27: What is it and why is it important?

COP27 is due to take place in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. The summit comes at a time when there are acute energy issues across the globe, increasing numbers of extreme weather events and worrying data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ("IPCC") which indicates we may not be doing enough to avoid the worst aspects of the climate crisis.

FCA consultation on new UK sustainability disclosure regime and investment labels

Having previously been expected earlier this year, the FCA has now published its consultation paper on the proposed new sustainability disclosure requirements (SDR) regime and a set of consumer-friendly sustainability labels. This is, in effect, the UK's answer to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU SFDR), although the proposed UK regime goes further in terms of having formal product labels and is bolstered by rules already in force that require many firms to report climate-related risks and opportunities in accordance with the TCFD guidelines (covered in our 2022 New Year Briefing).

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