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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]


PwC Legal partner takes on newly-created role at Aviva

Aviva has hired a partner from PwC Legal to fill a role aimed at setting out a governance agenda for the insurance giant. Partner Kate Graham has left the legal arm of the accountancy firm this month to join Aviva as its first director of entity governance and operations. As part of the role, Graham […]

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Tribunal dismisses claims against Twenty Essex QC

Twenty Essex silk Stephen Atherton QC has been cleared of claims brought against him by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), including accusations that he misled the court during a 2011 case. Following Monday’s hearing, that contained submissions from counsel for both the BSB and Atherton, the Bar’s disciplinary tribunal has since ruled that Atherton did […]

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Just Eat’s legal team reshuffles after billion-pound merger

Just Eat’s general counsel and deputy GC have departed the business, 18 months after overseeing its £6.2bn merger with Just Eat Takeaway GC James Sporle and deputy GC Isabelle Meyer, who are both based in the UK, have left following the integration. Prior to his departure, Sporle shared the GC role with Amsterdam-based Sophie […]

GC tech journey: easy wins and leaps of faith

In this latest 60-second interview, Shoosmiths partner and head of tech and innovation service line Simon McArdle shares his advice for GCs looking to implement tech for the first time, his predictions around the next big thing in legal tech and how to ensure that the legal system and/or tech you invest in doesn’t get […]

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