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The future of work in a pandemic era

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life as we know it, forcing immediate recalibrations of how we work and live. Today, industries across the globe are considering the future of work in a pandemic era, making difficult decisions with the best information on hand, against various unknowns. They know that reopening and perhaps even redefining the workplace means successfully working through incredible uncertainty.

What does the future hold for cybersecurity?

With any security policy now and in the future, leaders need to remember the fundamentals of what they are trying to achieve. Everyone wants their business to do well and be successful, and that means protecting data, while keeping business critical systems up and running efficiently. Already today, we’re putting a focus on security – and have seen new compliance laws in relation to that. Requiring compliance with regulation is just one way of trying to force the market to adopt minimum acceptable standards. But this is just that – the minimum – and every business leader needs to aim higher than that level.

Financial services investigations and enforcement monthly round up

A round-up of recent enforcement actions and investigations in the financial services sector. This month in summary: FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation ICO fines company £130,000 for unauthorised pensions cold calls FCA publicly censures former Worldspreads CEO for market misconduct FCA scraps half its criminal probes into money-laundering breaches   FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation.

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s case against Baker McKenzie, two former partners and the firm’s ex-HR director neared its conclusion today as the parties provided closing submissions to the tribunal. Instructed by Bakers’ former managing partner Gary Senior, 39 Essex Street’s Greg Treverton-Jones QC criticised the firm as he denied all the allegations amounted against Senior. […]

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Bakers’ management failed to report Senior investigation, SDT hears

Baker McKenzie’s management committee “did not think” about reporting Gary Senior to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it emerged in a tribunal hearing today. The SRA continued to question the firm’s former HR manager this morning, asking Martin Blackburn why the firm took almost a year to report its investigation into Bakers former London managing […]

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Bakers back in SDT as former HR director faces questioning

Following a five-month break, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) today continued to pursue its case against Baker McKenzie and three former members of the firm. At the end of 2019, Bakers former London managing partner Gary Senior, now-Linklaters partner Tom Cassels and the firm’s former HR director Martin Blackburn faced the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) […]

Penningtons Manches in talks to boost borrowing amid pandemic

In an attempt to stand up to the economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, Penningtons Manches Cooper is looking to extend its external credit facilities. A decision has officially been taken by the firm in regard to raising more capital, although The Lawyer understands it is still only in negotiations with its primary lender. The […]

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