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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.

Webinar: Thrive in complexity with intelligent case research tools

Accurate and comprehensive case research is a challenge shared across the legal profession. As printed law reports have given way to digital resources and ever more information is available online, how have the dynamics of common law research evolved, and how do practitioners approach this crucial work in the information age?


Linklaters: first Manhattan…

NY honeymoon to beget global powerhouse?It was way back at its 2003 partners’ meeting that Linklaters decided to really go for it in New York. It was the only item on the agenda. Linklaters: first Manhattan…” />LINKLATERS NY honeymoon to beget global powerhouse? It was way back at its 2003 partners’ meeting that Linklaters decided […]

Accident zone

It’s finally been confirmed: London is the most dangerous place in the world, with Continental Europe being two to three times as safe as the Big Smoke. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s corporate social responsibility (CSR) report highlighted some thoroughly irresponsible behaviour that seems to have taken place in the firm’s London office in the past year. […]

This week we’re all talking about…Macca v Mucca

This week, today and yesterday, all of Sir Paul McCartney’s troubles seemed so far away and now it looks as though they are here to stay… Well, maybe. Perhaps it is a strange twist of fate or maybe the listings clerk in the High Court’s family division has a warped sense of humour, but two […]

False economy

Failing to invest in after-the-event insurance – as still happens in one in four cases – is leaving personal injury firms at risk of being sued by losing clients. Here, three experts give their views on best practice By failing to take out after-the-event (ATE) cover when working on a conditional fee arrangement (CFA), personal […]

Mills prepares to cross-examine McCartney

Payne Hicks Beach could find its client Sir Paul McCartney cross-examined by estranged wife Heather Mills as the divorce case goes to court today (11 February). Mills decided to act for herself at the High Court private hearing after falling out with her lawyers Mischon de Reya. She reportedly owed her former lawyers an estimated […]

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