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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.


BLP unveils in-house lawyer locum service

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is set to pilot a locum service aimed at in-house legal teams. BLP will be acting as a recruitment agency by providing a pool of BLP-trained temporary and part-time lawyers, who will work in-house on a contract basis for selected clients. BLP will take a percentage of their earnings. The firm […]


Shoosmiths’ partnership smashes 100-member ceiling

Shoosmiths has promoted 10 to the partnership, increasing its partner count to more than 100 for the first time. The promotions comprise two each for commercial property and legal expenses and one each for banking, construction, corporate, employment, dispute resolution and property litigation. The promotional round is up on last year’s, when the firm promoted […]

Vos looks to write some wrongs

Get ready for another Legal Services Bill clash. The Lords have not even settled into the next session of Parliament and the Bar Council has already drawn its sword. Geoffrey Vos QC, the chair of the Bar Council, will today (16 April) lead a fight to fence the Lords into a corner so that they […]

Wrestlers win round three of WWF battle

The wrestlers have beaten the environmentalists in the latest round of the fight over the initials WWF. The World Wildlife Fund had been seeking damages against the World Wrestling Federation for breaching a 1994 agreement over the rights to the WWF name. But the Court of Appeal ruled that the World Wildlife Fund had “abused […]

Lincolnshire’s finest win year-end honours

The first firm to publish its figures in this year’s financial reporting season has claimed a record turnover increase for 2006-07. Fee income at Lincolnshire firm Wilkin Chapman was up more than 13 per cent, taking turnover to above £11m. The firm saw particular growth in its debt recovery department and a successful marketing campaign […]

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