Ashfords' In-House Legal Bulletin - March 2019

Brexit planning and corporate restructuring

With the UK’s withdrawal from the EU approaching, English corporate groups may be evaluating the benefits and need for corporate restructuring to an EU jurisdiction.

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Six week planning challenge limit reinforced by Court of Appeal

In the recent case of Croke v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2019] EWCA Civ 54 the Court of Appeal refused to extend the six-week statutory time limit for challenging a planning inspector’s decision where the individual had been prevented from filing on the day of the deadline.

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How to keep your internal investigations private – legal privilege and the risk of disclosure

There are many reasons a business may need to conduct an internal investigation. Many of those reasons will bring with them a risk of enforcement action by an external regulator – up to and including a criminal prosecution. Common examples include:

- A Health and Safety Executive investigation following a workplace injury or fatality;

- An Environment Agency investigation following a pollution incident;

- An ICO investigation following a data breach; or

- A Serious Fraud Office investigation arising from internal fraud, bribery or corruption.

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