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Dishonesty: A change of approach

On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.

Cybersecurity requirements for licensees

Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.

Wirecard – has the German financial regulator lost its immunity?

The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.


Ever the twain?

“What a really super guy – does a lot of work for charity; doesn’t like to talk about it.” Harry Enfield’s DJ parodies Smashie & Nicey gave the UK charity sector a comic appeal, but with around a £24bn turnover in 2000, it is anything but a joke. There are now over 185,000 organisations on […]


Fairview Holdings completes £307m public to private deal backed by 3i. Fairview advised by Dechert (David Vogel). Financial adviser Close Brothers. Newco advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite (Chris Hale). 3i and the Bank of Scotland advised by Osborne Clarke (Simon Beswick). Senior lenders advised by Norton Rose (Andrew Bamber).

Hull & east yorkshire NHS trust

Closed in time for Christmas, this was the fourth health scheme completed by Pinsent Curtis during 2000 and the project group’s second for Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Leeds partner Michael Boyd led the Pinsent Curtis team. Boyd joined the firm in January 1998, bringing valuable experience from the policy and approval environment […]

Client file little extra Client file The intelligent choice

The Demands on law firms and in-house legal departments are such that it is imperative that intelligent document systems are embraced and applied in a business-focused way. Intelligent document software essentially comprises a document assembly system which enables questions to be raised by particular fee-earners or paralegals. This enables all documentation to be generated intelligently. […]


But today, labour issues are no longer just an afterthought and are much more centre stage – witness Rover, where the threatened £40m Tupe (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981) action for non-consultation with the workforce scuppered the Alchemy bid. Add to this the effects of globalisation, with an increasing number of organisations […]

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