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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?



Trowers spreads its UK wings with Birmingham branch

Trowers & Hamlins is set to open a new office in Birmingham, with a focus on providing low-cost legal services to the affordable housing sector. The new office will open on 4 July. It will build on Trowers’ existing network of UK offices in London, Exeter and Manchester as well as the five it has […]

Skadden banking counsel set for September switch to BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has given its growing banking and capital markets team a lift with a hire from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Paul Simcock, a counsel in Skadden’s London office, will join BLP in September as a partner, focusing on acquisition and leveraged finance. He also has expertise in high-yield finance. His […]


NCH’s £18k-a-year private law degree sparks new battle of the law schools

College of Law (CoL) chief executive Nigel Savage has hit out at the UK’s newest private university, which plans to offer a law degree costing £18,000 per year. The New College of the Humanities (NCH), which is being backed by 14 celebrity academics including the likes of philosopher AC Grayling and biologist Richard Dawkins, claims […]

RPC promotes two to equity partnership

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has promoted two lawyers to the partnership, one down on the three it made up last year. Richard Burger and Alison Clarke both become equity partners. Burger, a regulation and compliance specialist, joined the firm in 2008 from Mills & Reeve. He previously worked at the FSA as a senior enforcement lawyer. […]


Links hauls in 21 associates in Oz recruitment spree

In one of the biggest recruitment coups of recent times Linklaters has hired 21 associates from Australia and New Zealand, just two years after it cut more than 200 jobs in London. Four Linklaters partners travelled to Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in March to interview some 50 lawyers at leading firms including Allens Arthur Robinson, […]

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