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Francesca Richmond is a partner in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. Francesca joined Baker McKenzie in 2004 and was admitted as a solicitor in September 2006. She attained higher rights of audience to act as a solicitor-advocate in 2009. Francesca has been seconded to Baker McKenzie's offices in Chicago, Washington and Sydney as well as to clients Barclays Bank PLC, the BBC Trust and O2. Francesca was a marshall at the Royal Courts of Justice in 1998 and in 2000 sitting with a High Court judge.

On 14 December 2021, the UK government launched a consultation on proposals to reform the Human Rights Act 1998 entitled the “Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights”. The Consultation recently closed for most recipients, and its outcome could reshape existing constitutional norms and protections, as well as opening a path to the light-touch regulatory economy reportedly envisaged as part of the UK’s post-Brexit future.

Our annual report, The Year Ahead: Global Disputes Forecast 2022, addresses key trends in the disputes landscape around the globe, and we invite you to join us for a webinar series focused on key issues identified in the report including litigation preparedness, ESG, digital transformation and healthcare and life sciences.

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them. Set out are details of our forthcoming demystifying ESG webinar series for 2022 including: regulations, executive pay, climate change, strategic initiatives and corporate responsibility.

This 1 hour session will explore the issues you might anticipate arising in light of emerging trends to litigation across Europe and offer some practical thoughts on how to minimize or avoid the risk of litigation when effecting changes to your distribution and supply chain. We are delighted to invite you to join us on Tuesday October 5 via Zoom as we discuss managing your supply chain. Click here to register and receive joining details.

Our 18th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series entitled, “International Trade & Developments in a World Focused on Recovery & Renewal,” includes the latest international trade developments including updates on trade wars, trade agreement negotiations and key customs, export controls, sanctions developments, and foreign investment review regimes around the worlds.

Consumer and employee activism and political pressure at both the global and national levels were combining to force ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues to the top of the board’s and management’s agenda. Having a clear corporate purpose was becoming essential. On 15 April 2021, partners from across Baker McKenzie recrded a webinar on ESG and Litigation Risks, as part of the Demystifying ESG Webinar Series.

Our 18th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series entitled, “International Trade & Developments in a World Focused on Recovery & Renewal,” includes the latest international trade developments including updates on trade wars, trade agreement negotiations and key customs, export controls and sanctions developments. In addition to our usual…

In brief On 10 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted a legislative initiative report (504 votes in favour, 79 against and 112 abstentions) setting out recommendations to the European Commission (EC) on corporate due diligence and accountability, including a draft directive. The report proposes the introduction of a mandatory corporate due diligence obligation…

Corporates interested in the degree of regulatory oversight likely to operate in the UK post Brexit will be watching the ongoing review of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) with interest. It may signal a dilution of the protections to individual rights contained in the HRA, including the commitments to observe rights in legislation and operation of public functions, as well as the ability to challenge failures to do so via the courts.