Written by Michael Hatchwell
There has been an increasing trend in some parts of the world to focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR is a term frequently used to encompass a whole range of corporate activities but which fundamentally encompass corporate self-regulation: how large corporates ensure that their businesses respect the law and certain ethical and moral standards and in many cases give something back to the community.
A good example is companies ensuring that their products are not made by children or people working in unsafe factories. This has impacted and raised standards in many countries which previously took a more relaxed approach to such concerns, with the rag trade in particular suffering first-hand the tragic consequences of inadequate and unstable warehouse foundations…
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I joined Gordon Dadds in 2014 from Davenport Lyons, where I joined as a newly qualified solicitor in 1988. My expertise covers all areas of commercial law including M&A, international work and white collar crime fraud. I am a director and immediate Past President (2011/13) of Globalaw. Outside of Gordon Dadds, I am passionate about skiing and sailing and am a member of RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club). I also speak fluent French and rather less fluent Danish.