Useful Links and Websites
Sources of helpful information
The links below are provided as potentially useful sources of information. Note that they do not form any sort of legal advice, however. Get in touch with us if you want to discuss any of the information these sites provide.
Useful Links and Websites
This is an online subscription based magazine available here. It is very informative on all aspects of current developments in the defence and security industry.
The Financial Action Task Force
The Financial Action Task Force – FATF. On their website their objectives are listed as ‘to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system‘. A recent publication outlines 57 High risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions. Very useful information if you want to understand how a country is viewed from a money laundering, bribery or terrorist financing perspective.
World Finance is a ‘bi-monthly print and online magazine providing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial industry, international business and the global economy‘. You are likely to find financial information about the country you are want to, or already doing business in. For instance, a country’s access to global financial markets would be a key consideration if you were thinking of a joint venture.
The Law Society of England and Wales
A fascinating publication is the Safe Travels online publication. This online helpful travel risk focused publication should be a regularly visited site for health and safety and risk managers for all organisations who operate in complex and high risk jurisdictions. Duty of care is only an increasing factor for all such organisations and kidnap and ransom a key consideration.
The International Code of Conduct Association
If you are intending to work in risky places, and think you will need security, the International Code of Conduct Association is a good place to start looking at what you should expect from private security providers. Beyond that, you can look for a security provider in many places, and the website Security in Complex Environments Group – SCEG, is as good a place as any. SCEG is broadly focused on UK companies, but if you want a US one, then there are numerous references to them on the internet.
Piracy remains a problem in some places. A recent general update provided by Maritime Insight is available here.
NICE guidelines for PTSD
PTSD remains a real risk within the industries we interact with. It is also wildly misunderstood. Some helpful guidelines are here.
International standards for travel risk
If you send staff, students or any other individual or group abroad, especially into high risk or complex environments, you should consider the standards outlined through PAS 3000:2016.
How to Spot, Avoid and Report Fake Cheque Scams
In recent years, a high number of fake cheques still make it through the system and are costing unsuspecting consumers time and money. BusinessExpert.co.uk have complied guidance on how to spot, avoid and report fake cheques, take a look here.
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