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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.


Nuisance ruling annoys occupiers

TWO actions that started in the Official Referee’s court more than two years ago have set a precedent in the laws of nuisance. The cases of Hunter & ors v Canary Wharf Ltd and Hunter & ors v London Docklands Development Corporation, went on to the Court of Appeal and have now become the subject […]

Garretts nabs two Pinsents partners

PINSENT Curtis has lost two more key members of its Leeds practice to Garrett & Co. Both are from the firm’s PFI group. PFI director Michael Longden, a non-solicitor with partner-equivalent status, left for Garretts in April. He is a specialist in charities and public sector tax and joined Simpson Curtis in 1989, after 17 […]

Legal group gets positive

Thirty law firm members of a solicitors’ marketing network, which has set up Web sites, recorded 3,000 hits in the first four weeks. The Trinity Group of solicitors, run by Sheffield-based marketing company, Law Shield, aims to help its 70 law firm members to negotiate contracts for conveyancing and non-contentious work with banks, building societies […]

Chester firm succumbs to buyout by Hill Dickinson

Marine, insurance and commercial firm Hill Dickinson has taken over The Property Law Practice – a two-partner practice in Chester, which acts for house builders and developers in the region. The PLP’s founder Vincent Fairclough, said: “We are confident that with the added strength and resources of Hill Dickinson we can build on the sound […]

ADR on the increase

Almost 90 per cent of large US companies have used mediation to settle disputes in the past three years, according to a recent survey of more than half of America’s largest companies. The report also revealed that 79 per cent of companies used arbitration. However, while Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is on the increase, 50 […]

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