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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.


Westminster stops phone box cards in sleaze war

Westminster City Council has secured an injunction to stop a man from placing prostitute cards in phone boxes. The injunction, won at Central London County Court, was sought after it became clear that court action and fines had not proved a sufficient deterrent for the Shepherd’s Bush man. The injunction, only the second to be […]

Silkin's Nickols enjoys Three Tenors concert at Norwell's cost

Alison Laferia reports Simon Nickols, head of finance at commercial practice Lewis Silkin, heard the Three Tenors in concert at Wembley, courtesy of Norwel Computer Services. Nickols won two tickets in a business card draw at Norwel’s recent event, a ‘Day of Difference’. He said: “The music and atmosphere were very good. It was an […]

US recruit to add clout to Freshfields

City firm Freshfields has recruited senior US lawyer Kent Rowey to its international project finance unit in London in response to growing competition from rivals. US and UK firms have increasingly seen marketing in-house American and British legal expertise as a way of attracting clients. Freshfields partner Simon Hall said: “Having both a British and […]

Mears says no to Howells' request for open inquiry

A demand from Michael Howells, Law Society treasurer, that an inquiry into his future should be held publicly has been snubbed by president Martin Mears. Three society ex-presidents are to decide whether Howells should resign as treasurer, if re-elected to the council, after it was found he had been severely reprimanded by the Solicitors Complaints […]


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