March 2019 saw a successful appeal to the Court of Session by a teacher against her removal from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) register in AD v The General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Following up on previous articles regarding director’s duties, the Financial Reporting Council published in December 2018 the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for large private companies. The intention of these corporate governance principles is to enable those companies to measure themselves against these principles with a view to improving their corporate governance standards. This provides a framework for these companies to establish a solid footing in terms of their management and vision.
Many will be aware of concerns in the press raising the profile of limited partnerships registered in Scotland being used for criminal activity. Such concerns are enhanced by a recent increase in the number of limited partnerships registered in Scotland when compared to those registered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In considering risk management, an issue which often arises is whether a parent company may be held liable for the acts or omissions of a subsidiary. An English appeal case from 2018 provided useful guidance.
With everything which is happening before our eyes in Parliament, it is easy to overlook that an enormous amount of work is going on behind the scenes to ensure that we are ready for Brexit in whatever form it might occur.