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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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Staff hired for Regis

Alison Laferla reports The Law Society is investing more than £100,000 in permanent IT staff following its recent admission that the Regis computer system has suffered from inadequate financial and project management which resulted in a massive overspend. In an IT services department shakeup, the society has advertised four key posts – IT projects manager, […]

No support for borough's bid to speed closure of problem clubs

Chris Fogarty reports The attempt by London’s Wandsworth Borough Council to have the licensing laws changed so that nightclubs linked with illegal activity are quickly closed, has failed to win the support of other London councils. Wandsworth assistant borough solicitor Sally Novell said clubs where illegal activities were occurring remained open while protracted legal action […]

Weil Gotshal boosts expertise at UK office

The six-month-old London office of US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges has broken into UK corporate law by poaching senior associate Andrew Harting from Freshfield’s New York office. Weil Gotshal recruited Clifford Chance banking partner Maurice Allen last year as a first step in building up a UK law practice. From January to March, when […]

Admissions to NI institute put under the microscope

The admissions procedure of Northern Ireland’s Institute of Professional Legal Studies has come under scrutiny from an independent audit team. The team is examining the vocational course which allows students to qualify as lawyers in the province and which has come under fire recently from leading law firms. The firms claim that promising students cannot […]

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