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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.

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Linnells refocuses as offices break away

Oxfordshire-based Linnells is demerging two branch offices and losing four partners in a move to refocus the practice on commercial property and corporate work. The 24-partner firm’s branches in Newport Pagnell and Milton Keynes are breaking away to merge with fellow Oxfordshire firm Borneo Martell. The merged firm will be known as Borneo Linnells and […]

Woolf reforms fail to deliver on costs claims new survey

The Woolf reforms have failed to deliver the cuts in litigation and costs that they were designed to achieve, says a new report. Four out of five FTSE 1000 companies surveyed believe that levels of litigation have not been reduced by the reforms, while three in five say that they have not saved money when […]

Weil Gotshal poaches trio to open Frankfurt office

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges is opening an office in Frankfurt to broaden its global capital markets capacity. Weil Gotshal & Manges plans to open the German office later this summer with three lawyers who have been headhunted. Two partners are understood to have resigned from their current positions, and the third is thought […]

Partner quits Sales Vincent

Troubled Paris firm Sales Vincent et Associes has lost a partner to US firm Proskauer Rose. Yasmine Tarasewicz joined Proskauer on 1 April as a partner, taking with her four associates and annual billings in excess of $2m (£1.25m). Her arrival doubles the size of the US firm’s Paris office. Her expertise in corporate reorganisations […]

Witnessing the decline

Since the Woolf reforms were introduced a year ago, the role of the expert witness in civil cases has significantly diminished. Elizabeth Davidson reports on why experts are being phased out of the courtroom. One year on from the most radical reforms of the civil justice system this century, many experts are hanging on by […]

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