Month: January 2015

Modern Slavery Bill: what does it mean for businesses?

The Modern Slavery Bill was introduced in June 2014 and is the first of its kind in Europe.  The Government’s aim is to bring together, in a single Act, legislative measures to combat slavery and human trafficking.  It is currently going through Parliament and is expected to be enacted before the general election in May …   Read more

Access to register of members: when is a request proper?

In Burry & Knight Limited & Another v Knight, the Court of Appeal considered, for the first time, the refusal of a shareholder’s request for access to a company’s register. The Companies Act 2006 sets out specific rules requiring companies to keep a register of members. These must be available for inspection by any shareholder …   Read more