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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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Clarifying fee arrangements

Much has been written about the subject of conditional fee arrangements. The views on their value to the public and lawyers will continue until a substantial number of cases have run their course and the results have been evaluated. One important point needs clarifying in the article in the Lawyer 8 October by Grania Langdon-Down […]

German HQ opens

An office to service UK law societies and the German Federal Bar was opened last week by Mario Monti, the European commissioner responsible for the EC establishment directive. Occupied by the organisations since June, it is a “lawyers’ house” representing 150,000 UK and German lawyers – a third of Europe’s lawyers. The office will assist […]

Berrymans moves closer to heart of commercial centre

City firm Berrymans is lightening its load by moving 10 of its lawyers to a new office on the second floor of number 2 Minster Court, next to the London Underwriting Centre and on the doorstep of Lloyd’s. The firm has just taken nine insurance fee earners from marine firm Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett. […]

Good works need to be coordinated

The Law Society has displayed a startling lack of leadership on the issue of pro bono work. Despite the obvious public relations benefits, there is a need for a unit to co-ordinate the various schemes run by law firms. The Bar has already taken action – it set up a pro bono unit earlier this […]

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