Compliance

Compliance is where it has never been before; it is forcing a cultural shift in all businesses, with the aim of protecting the consumer, the financial system and increasing corporate accountability. In response to help businesses, Moorcrofts has launched Orcro Compliance – offering a unique, and comprehensive compliance solution, which will utilise our wealth of experience in this field. Drawing on skills in implementation, training, documentation, systems and assessment, either in-house, or by partnering with best-in-breed third party companies, we will ensure your business not only complies with legislation, but also helps drive growth and success.

Areas of Expertise

General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR

The stated aim of much of the General Data Protection Regulation, is to change companies’ culture and to make compliance an integral part of everything a company does. We will work with you to enable you to fully understand and implement your compliance programme, ensuring it complies with regulations.

OpenChain

OpenChain brings established governance principles to the software supply chain. It adopts best-practice compliance principles from other compliance areas, such as data security, privacy, and creates and maps them on to software procurement. This gives businesses a clear path to minimising risk in procuring, developing and deploying software, with particular emphasis on use and re-use of free and open source software (“FOSS”) components.

Anti-Money Laundering

Anti-money laundering legislation is complex. Our specialist team of experts can help you understand your legal obligations and advise on how you can ensure complete compliance in this area.

Bribery Act

The Bribery Act 2010, affects corporate entities based in both the UK and overseas and we can advise as to the legal regime affecting gifts and corporate hospitality, promotional and marketing expenses and contact procurement. We can suggest practical ways of ensuring that companies and individuals do not unwittingly fall foul of the legislation and assist with HR policies in this area.

Modern Slavery Act

We can advise if your organisation needs to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement (“Transparency Statement”) under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and also help you to ensure compliance with other aspects of this legislation.

Equality Act

We can advise on the necessity to report payment and performance practices, and also adoption of HR policy around making sure your organisation conforms fully with the Equality Act 2010.

Financial Services Legislation

Raising equity financial is a complicated process, and as well as assisting with the transaction itself, our team can advise from the outset on the regulatory framework. We assist directors and corporates to abide with the complex and sometimes overlapping provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act, the Prospectus Regulations and the Companies Act.

How we can help

Our extremely experienced compliance team work hand in hand with our specialist data protection, corporate and employment lawyers to provide you with both the core legal advice you require, and the project management to guide you through the process of becoming compliant. A full end to end service which will ensure you reach compliance quickly, equipped with the skills and support necessary to the retain that compliance moving forward.

To find out more information about the Moorcrofts compliance division – Orcro Compliance, and the services we offer, please visit www.orcro.co.uk or contact: Tash Whitaker at 01628 470000 or tash.whitaker@moorcrofts.com, Matt Jenkin or Teri Hunter.

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