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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.


Dentons grabs DJ Freemans defector

Denton Wilde Sapte has snapped up the latest in a string of DJ Freeman defectors, appointing partner James Pilgrim-Morris to its insurance team Pilgrim-Morris is an insurance litigator, with particular expertise in Lloyd’s work, reinsurance and product liability disputes. His departure will be a serious blow to DJ Freeman, which has seen a dramatic drop […]

Pilates error

Tulkinghorn was shocked to read in the gossip columns this week that the lovely German supermodel Claudia Schiffer was turned away from a pilates class. It seems that being a supermodel these days doesn’t have quite the same clout that it used to.But Tulkinghorn, who would hate to see Ms Schiffer disappointed, would like to […]

A law unto itself

One of London's top commercial silks is at the centre of a row over the Blair Government's criminal justice reforms. Jon Robins asks: is Charles Falconer about to make enemies?

Road to recovery

The corporate recovery sector is in a new phase of ‘rescue culture’. Victor Tettmar investigates

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