GIR - The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations 2020; Fourth Edition - Whistleblowers (UK perspective)

Linklaters’ Employment and Incentives, Financial Regulation and Dispute Resolution teams recently contributed to GIR.

Recent years have seen an increasing focus on whistleblowing as a cornerstone of good corporate culture. By helping to uncover wrongdoing or errors within an organisation, effective whistleblowing procedures are integral to good governance and risk management. They allow problems to be identified early, providing an opportunity to rectify shortcomings and to prevent a crisis. Being aware of issues also allows businesses to manage market-notification obligations and public relations, identify poor performance and potentially avoid costly employment litigation.

Jillian Naylor, Alison Wilson, Sinead Casey and Elly Proudlock are contributing authors to GIR’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations, where they give practical guidance on how to identify and handle whistleblowing issues from a UK perspective when conducting an investigation.

Their chapter provides an overview of the following:

  • The UK legal framework around whistleblowing
  • Whistleblowing from the corporate perspective
  • Whistleblowing from the individual’s perspective

To read the chapter, click here.

This is an extract from the fourth edition of The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations. The whole publication is available here.