Fraud prevention group Cifas hires GC from listed rival

Fraud prevention specialist Cifas has hired a new general counsel from listed fraud prevention giant GBG. Natasha Maddock will join Cifas as its new general counsel in September 2023, having previously worked as group head of legal for GBG. Cifas is a fraud prevention service, operating as the UK’s largest cross-sector fraud sharing database. Maddock […]

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In court this week: Apple, Kuwait fraud and glass manufacturers

Glass manufacturer levels conspiracy allegations against former family owners German glass manufacturer Vandaglas – previously AEQUITA – has been on an expansion spree since 2019, acquiring and taking over glass makers in the Netherlands, Austria, the UK, and Switzerland in the last five years alone, cementing itself as a giant in the European industry. However, […]

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Mishcon snaps up Flex Legal as it bets big on interim resourcing

Mishcon de Reya has swooped for interim talent provider Flex Legal as it continues to build out its alternative services offering. Flex Legal was set up seven years ago by Mary Bonsor and James Moore as an online flexible resourcing business and is thought to have attracted over 6,000 lawyers and paralegals to its platform. […]

Brexit qualifications are over

The rush of UK firms sending their lawyers to qualify at the Irish Bar is well and truly over. In the immediate aftermath of Brexit, Dublin was a safe haven for qualification for lawyers wanting to shore up their European Union (EU) connections. The rationale was simple: it is an English-speaking jurisdiction, its lenient approach […]