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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.


Crime agreement

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, signed a bilateral agreement with Trinidad and Tobago on 5 January designed to tackle international crime. The UK-Trinidad Bilateral Assets Confiscation Agreement enables each country to trace, freeze and confiscate the proceeds of serious crime on behalf of the other. Lord Irvine was in the Caribbean attending the bi-annual Conference […]

LPC student physically sick after results computer error

An angry student has slammed the College of Law for leaving her name out of the official list of successful Legal Practice Course (LPC) candidates by mistake. Paula Lennon, a part-time student on last year’s course at the college’s London premises, had rushed out with her friends at 3am in the morning to buy a […]

Conference success

The annual conference of referral network Law Europe, founded by 32-partner Brighton firm Donne Mileham & Haddock, was for the first time attended by three American delegations keen to forge links with the group. Tim Aspinall, Donnes’ managing partner, warned the conference, which was held in Barcelona last year, that the Big Six accountancy firms […]

Tennis star courts libel case

Ivan Lendl, former world tennis champion, is heading for a High Court legal showdown in London with leading gossip columnist Nigel Dempster. Lendl has launched libel proceedings against Dempster and Associated Newspapers over an article in Dempster’s Daily Mail column on 28 July, which was headed “Lendl sets off without his love”. Lendl is represented […]

Property confusion

The Law Commission has published a draft bill designed to settle confusion surrounding the law relating to the execution of company deeds in property transactions. “The current law is complex and, in certain respects, uncertain,” said law commissioner Diana Faber.

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