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Why governance professionals should give something back

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Features

Janet Cooper: Agile working is essential - Read more

Janet Cooper: Agile working is essential

08 December 2017

The founder of the law firm Tapestry talks about angling for the best talent, ditching ‘cookie cutter’ recruitment, and the merit of employee share schemes. Read more...

Sarah McLaughlin: Company Secretary of the Year 2017 - Read more

Sarah McLaughlin: Company Secretary of the Year 2017

08 December 2017

The group company secretary at Allied Irish Banks discusses the challenges of ‘scope-creep’, the importance of inspirational managers, and teamwork. Read more...

Making corporate governance fit for the future - Read more

Making corporate governance fit for the future

08 December 2017

The FRC on how the code review will ensure relevance for modern business. Read more...

25 years of Cadbury - Read more

25 years of Cadbury

08 December 2017

Celebrating the silver anniversary of the original report. Read more...

Reviewing the governance black box - Read more

Reviewing the governance black box

08 December 2017

The many recent governance failures show the code is not enough in isolation. Read more...

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Technical

Uber case shows changing rules of gig employment - Read more

Uber case shows changing rules of gig employment

07 December 2017

Our employment law roundup discusses the gig economy, misconduct investigations and indirect discrimination. Read more...

Medical patent dispute marks loose collaboration rules - Read more

Medical patent dispute marks loose collaboration rules

07 December 2017

Securing the spoils of partnership between firms and universities requires close understanding of assigning procedures. Read more...

CMA tells Showmen's Guild to play fair with others - Read more

CMA tells Showmen's Guild to play fair with others

07 December 2017

The travelling showmen case is a wakeup call on how competition law applies to small trade associations. Read more...

How governance professionals should ring in the New Year - Read more

How governance professionals should ring in the New Year

07 December 2017

The end of the year offers a chance for company secretaries to take stock of best practice and prepare for upcoming events. Read more...

Poetic justice for enthusiastic copyright claim - Read more

Poetic justice for enthusiastic copyright claim

23 November 2017

A dispute over a Dylan Thomas photograph shows the perils of accessible litigation. Read more...

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Careers

Company secretaries are moving to the top - Read more

Company secretaries are moving to the top

07 November 2017

Companies should embrace the high level of movement among company secretaries. Read more...

Governance professionals should take up extracurricular activity - Read more

Governance professionals should take up extracurricular activity

02 October 2017

A non-executive role with an academy trust is a professional challenge and a philanthropic opportunity. Read more...

Why governance professionals should give something back - read more

Why governance professionals should give something back

24 August 2017

A further education governance role is an opportunity for personal development and making a difference to the community. Read more...

Automation will set compliance officers free - read more

Automation will set compliance officers free

24 July 2017

New technologies and industry networks are freeing up compliance professionals for more rewarding activity, says Mark Brotherton of Lloyds Bank. Read more...

An evolving profession: part 2 - read more

An evolving profession: part 2

26 June 2017

Company secretaries taking the professional services route develop extensive marketable experience, says Leena Myers. Read more...

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News Analysis

News analysis

The qualified right to flout non-disclosure agreements - Read more

The qualified right to flout non-disclosure agreements

07 December 2017

Amid criticism of gagging clauses, greater awareness is needed of the enduring ability to make protected disclosures. Read more...

LSE spat prompts questions over transparency and succession - Read more

LSE spat prompts questions over transparency and succession

07 December 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

The departure of the London Stock Exchange’s chief executive tests relations between shareholders and directors. Read more...

Weinstein and the end of wilful ignorance - Read more

Weinstein and the end of wilful ignorance

07 November 2017 by Henry Ker

Boards need to take immediate action to deal with cases of harassment. Read more...

Brace position: English law on strikes - Read more

Brace position: English law on strikes

07 November 2017

A series of airline industrial disputes flag the English legal restrictions on strikes. Read more...

10 reflections on boosting board ethnic diversity - Read more

10 reflections on boosting board ethnic diversity

23 October 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

The latest iteration of the Parker review responds to recent events, recognises requests to broaden its purview, and warns its advice may become obligatory. Read more...

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Comment

Anthony Hilton

Capitalism’s fatal flaw - Read more

Capitalism’s fatal flaw

08 December 2017

Business and shareholder interests are not always aligned. Read more...

Bernadette Barber

Audit committees are essential for ensuring integrity - Read more

Audit committees are essential for ensuring integrity

08 December 2017

The committee’s value to reporting has stood the test of time. Read more...

Guest Columns

The Institute needs to evolve - Read more

The Institute needs to evolve

07 November 2017

The approval of the two initiatives by members is just the beginning for ICSA. Read more...

It is time to usurp the shareholder - Read more

It is time to usurp the shareholder

07 November 2017

A radical rethink of governance is needed to salvage the UK’s economy. Read more...

Quick question

Have UK corporate governance standards improved in 2017? - Read more

Have UK corporate governance standards improved in 2017?

11 December 2017

Our community reflects on the previous year in governance, and considers what the future holds. Read more...

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