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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?


Power to the public

The Aarhus Convention aims to remove barriers to the public’s participation in key environmental matters. Kathy Mylrea finds out whether it’s all it’s cracked up to be The first meeting of the parties to the Aarhus Convention took place on 21-23 October in Lucca, Italy. Attendance at the first meeting was good (Michael Meacher went […]

Europe, US get closer on merger legislation

The European Commission (EC) is to step up its cooperation with the US over merger reviews in an effort to minimise the number of cases where the two sides come to different conclusions Mario Monti, the competition policy commissioner, said that agreement on a set of “best practices” would lead to “a more structured basis […]

Watson Burton targets employment growth

Watson Burton has bolstered its employment practice with the hire of Chris Graham, a partner from Leeds-based Ford & Warren. Graham’s focus is on the transport sector. He brings many years of experience acting for haulage companies, and bus and coach operators. Other clients include the UK-wide Reeds Rains estate agency and Danka UK. First […]

High Court judge shuns Clayton Rule

A landmark High Court judgment has seriously eroded an almost 200-year-old rule determining the way solicitors’ client accounts are broken up by the courts Last week, Mr Justice Lindsay ruled that funds in client accounts should be pooled equally among creditors, instead of using the controversial Clayton Rule, which originated in 1816 and has been […]

Norton Rose wins GIB UK panel place

Norton Rose has won a place on the legal panel of Gulf International Bank (UK) (GIB UK), as none of the bank's existing panel firms offer a Bahrain office

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