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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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Goldberg cleared of misconduct

The Bar Council’s disciplinary tribunal has dropped its charges of professional misconduct against the leading defence counsel in the Roger Levitt fraud trial nearly two years after they were made. The charges related to Jonathan Goldberg QC’s opening speech in the trial, which senior prosecuting counsel David Cocks QC maintained had misled the jury. The […]

Lilley appeals to Lords

The Secretary of State for Social Security Peter Lilley is to ask the Law Lords for the right to be joined in a legal battle over housing benefits. The case of R v Rent Officer and others ex parte Muldoon, centres on allegations that Liverpool City Council failed to determine claims and pay appropriate housing […]

In brief: Commission's estate reforms enacted

Royal Assent has been granted to the Law Reform (Succession) Act 1995 which alters technical rules governing the distribution of estates of people who die intestate, claims for financial provision by the deceased’s family, and the effect of divorce or annulment of marriage on testamentary gifts or appointments of executors in favour of a former […]

Watson Farley swaps US partners

WATSON Farley & Williams is returning New York partner David Osborne to its London headquarters almost six years after he opened the firm’s US office. Osborne will be replaced at the 25-lawyer US practice by banking partner Michael Kenny who moved to New York last month. Kenny, who joined Watson Farley from Norton Rose in […]

First triumph for no win no fee

A SWANSEA firm has claimed a conditional fees first with the successful completion of a trial on a no win no fee basis. John Collins & Partners believes it made history when Swansea County Court found in favour of its client in a dispute over liability following a car accident. The client, a self-employed carpenter, […]

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