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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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Illegality proves no defence

Faced with a claim involving payment for advertising telephone sex lines, Appeal Court judge Lord Justice Brown decided to append as the last page of his judgment a full-colour page of the advertisements at the centre of the case which depicted naked women and included highly suggestive copy. This aspect of Armhouse Lee Ltd v […]

Deadlock over Lockerbie trial

The British, German and American governments have deliberately created deadlock over the Lockerbie trial because evidence against the two accused Libyans “would not last five minutes in court”, said Jim Swire, father of a Lockerbie victim. In a moving speech at the Lockerbie seminar, Swire asked the lawyers present “to rise up and demand that […]

Last Cawthra helpline will advise on holiday disasters

Bradford firm Last Cawthra Feather has set up a holiday complaints helpline to cater for the flood of enquiries that occur at the end of each summer. The aim is to give quick advice to holiday makers who believe they have a claim and then send out a questionnaire in order to identify it. Neil […]

Planning and flexibility: keys to Europe

Flexibility and sound planning are vital to doing business in Europe, according to participants at the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) European Chapter conference held in Brussels earlier this month. Despite the depiction by Europhiles of the EC as a unified single entity, the conference highlighted significant barriers to cross-border business, such as lack of […]

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