To Discipline or Not?

Posted by & filed under Bullying, Culture, Ethics, Fraud, Learning lessons, NHS, Responsibility, Whistleblowing.

The recent decision of the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority to strike off Emily Scott, a junior solicitor, for being involved in misconduct while a trainee, only belatedly raising her concerns as a whistleblower after she left, raises, albeit tangentially, the difficult question of when – or if – it is ever right to discipline an employee for… Read more »

Here We Go Again

Posted by & filed under Australian Royal Commission on Banking, Banking ethics, Conflicts of interest, Culture, Enforcement, Ethics, Financial crime, Fraud, Investigations, Leadership, Learning lessons, Reputation.

One of the financial sector’s characteristics is a short memory.  After about 5-7 years memories, particularly of tough times, begin to fade. New joiners bring their enthusiasm and keenness to do new deals, develop new structures, explore new possibilities. Blockchains, ever more complex algorithms, AI, new paradigms: all are being created and expanded. The future’s exciting. So the surfeit… Read more »