Whatever your view of Meghan Markle, she has started an interesting and timely conversation about the subject of equality, diversity and inclusion. Compliance professionals can learn a lot from her commentary about behaviours generally, and, more specifically, the impact of our own behaviours on others.

Her conversation is relevant in our legal world. How we treat others – whether we are considering colleagues, clients or third parties – is unavoidably in a variety of spotlights.

Inappropriate and unacceptable behaviours create employment issues, but we must also consider the consequences of a breach of the law or regulatory requirements. We must take into account that the latter piles on additional duti...

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