With the 1st of July marking the tenth anniversary of the UK Bribery Act coming into force, Robert Starr, Regulatory Partner at Howes Percival takes a look at what effect the Act has had during this time and whether businesses should be doing anything more as we emerge from the Covid pandemic.
We are a leading commercial law firm and our clients range from individuals and families to global businesses and government departments. We offer a wide range of legal expertise and are constantly investing in new specialisms to ensure that we can offer excellent advice to our clients across all aspects of their business.
We have offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich, although our clients are drawn from across the world. This is because we believe that the most important thing is not where we are but where our clients need us. That is why we have invested heavily in technology such as high-quality video conferencing facilities to ensure that the most important office is our seventh office – the one that is wherever you need us to be.
Our lawyers are recruited from a variety of backgrounds. Many trained with us, others have come to us from prestigious international and city firms and some have a proven background in industry. This means that our clients are served by an excellent mix of high-quality lawyers with a wide-range of experience and all of whom share a desire to do their best for each client.
We pride ourselves on the professional approach we take in everything we do, delivering excellence as standard. As a result, we have achieved nationally and internationally recognised accreditation awards including Investors in People, Lexcel Practice Management and ISO 9001:2015. Achieving these accreditations reflects our focus on quality and our commitment to providing excellent service.
Our vision is simple - to deliver excellence as standard.
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On 12 July 2021, the Prime Minister announced that from Monday 19 July the Government instruction to ‘work from home where you can’ will be lifted. The Prime Minster said he does not expect everyone to return their ‘desks as one’ from Monday and further guidance will be released for businesses on a gradual return to work over the summer.added by Naomi Rendell 1 min Read
In short, the answer to this question is “yes” but I would strongly advise against it!added by Naomi Rendell 5 min Read
Howes Percival’s employment law team in East Anglia continues to grow from strength to strength with the arrival of Laura Brown, who has been appointed legal director. Laura joins the firm’s Norwich office from Birketts LLP.added by Naomi Rendell 1 min Read
In life there are always some natural advantages that make some people better at certain things than others. For example, standing at 5’9 (on a good day!) it was always pretty unlikely that I could emulate my childhood hero, Martin Johnson, and play second row for England.added by Naomi Rendell 4 min Read