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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.



Attorney General sets up global pro bono database

The Attorney General Baroness Scotland has launched an international database of pro bono work and key principles with the aim of encouraging best practice in the field. The launch came as lawyers, barristers and law schools showcased their pro bono credentials to mark the seventh annual Pro Bono ;Week ;last ;week(10-14 November). Scotland said the […]


Attorney General sets up ‘Youth Network’

The Attorney General’s office is launching a ‘Youth Network’ to increase access to the legal profession and encourage young people to respect the law. Baroness Scotland High-profile lawyers, including Simmons & ­Simmons senior partner David Dickinson, JPMorgan managing director and associate general counsel Timothy Hailes, JPMorgan Europe, Middle East and Africa general counsel Karen Linney, […]

Attorney General gets twenty-first century overhaul

The Attorney General is set to lose its power to green light particular cases and government prosecutions, it was announced yesterday (25 March). Key changes to the role of the Attorney General have been proposed after a four month consultation into the historic role to ensure greater transparency and accountability. Attorney General Baroness Scotland said […]


A&O bucks City trend with plan to hike fees

Smaller clients set to suffer as firm forges ahead with strategy to focus on most active relationships. Allen & Overy (A&O) is going against City trends by planning to increase its London billing rates in a bid to cover escalating costs and maintain profit. The discussions about increasing charge-out rates are taking place as major […]

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