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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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SRA unveils firms on disciplinary panel

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed 16 firms to its revamped disciplinary proceedings panel. The new panel replaces the old structure, which saw lawyers instructed on an individual rather than law firm basis. Under the new system each firm will serve on the panel for three years, with the list being drawn up following […]

Russian convolution

The vexed question of extradition between the UK and Russia (which has increasingly arisen in cases involving commercial and corporate issues) continues to engage the courts in this country and to stir controversy and debate. There is a common perception that extradition between the two countries is not legally possible. This is only half true. […]

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BLG tight-lipped on fee-earner redundancies as 49 staff enter consultation

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has launched a redundancy consultation with 49 staff  and an undisclosed number of fee earners. It comes just weeks after the firm offered half of its September trainee intake £2,500 to defer for six months. In a statement chief executive Clint Evans said: “This is not only a response to […]

Lovells reaps rewards of poor pound as rivals toil

The first financial results from firms in the top 10 have started trickling out, with the massive impact of sterling’s decline against the euro and the dollar helping bolster Lovells’ 2008-09 revenue figure. Ashurst and Eversheds have also posted their results, with the former reporting a drop in revenue of 7 per cent, while the latter’s turnover […]

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