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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appoints leading energy and resources partner November 19, 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019 Maddocks has appointed one of Australia’s leading energy and resources lawyers. Peter Limbers will be joining Maddocks as a partner in Sydney in early 2020. Peter is widely recognised as one … Continued

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The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 – ESMs, rent reviews and cooling off December 12, 2019

Since the issue of VCAT’s advisory opinion in May 2015 (Opinion), the retail leasing sector has been grappling with uncertainty about a landlord’s ability to recover from a tenant certain costs incurred in complying with … Continued

Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission

In Australia, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has exposed remarkable failures in risk management, compliance and culture that have claimed the careers of a number of senior managers and directors and seen the threat of litigation. The underlying issues are not unique to the world of finance.

Management systems, including environmental management systems, are multifaceted systems in which people operate. One weakness may undermine the effectiveness of the whole system. For organisations struggling with repeated incidents and near misses, it is tempting to think that there needs to be a focus on one thing. Often that one thing is the rhetoric of ‘zero tolerance’ compliance. Often it is training. Sometimes it is culture. At the time of writing, the newspapers are carrying headlines such as ‘coaching is the key’ in response to the Banking Royal commission.

Partner and Chairman, Patrick Ibbotson shares his detailed summary on Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission.

 

AUTHORS
  Patrick Ibbotson | Partner
Tel +61 2 9291 6169
E patrick.Ibbotson@maddocks.com.au

In Australia, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has exposed remarkable failures in risk management, compliance and culture that have claimed the careers of a number of senior managers and directors and seen the threat of litigation. The underlying issues are not unique to the world of finance.

Management systems, including environmental management systems, are multifaceted systems in which people operate. One weakness may undermine the effectiveness of the whole system. For organisations struggling with repeated incidents and near misses, it is tempting to think that there needs to be a focus on one thing. Often that one thing is the rhetoric of ‘zero tolerance’ compliance. Often it is training. Sometimes it is culture. At the time of writing, the newspapers are carrying headlines such as ‘coaching is the key’ in response to the Banking Royal commission.

Partner and Chairman, Patrick Ibbotson shares his detailed summary on Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission.

 

AUTHORS
  Patrick Ibbotson | Partner
Tel +61 2 9291 6169
E patrick.Ibbotson@maddocks.com.au