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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.


IT in business talk

Helen Sage reports A one-day conference in London to assess the business benefits of electronic communication for lawyers will be held on 27 June. ‘Developing legal practice using electronic communications’ lists IT consultants Delia Venables and Neil Cameron, and Law Society IT adviser Christina Archbold as speakers. The talk is accredited by the Law Society’s […]

Set blazes trail of fixed cost services

A London chambers has drawn up a pioneering scheme to provide advocacy services to law firms under fixed contracts in a preparation for the threatened shake-up of the legal aid system. One King’s Bench Walk fears chambers may be sidelined if government plans to farm out legal aid to law firms under contract go ahead. […]

Copper market faces claim deluge by investors

City lawyers are predicting an explosion of US-style litigation following turmoil in the UK copper market where Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation lost £1 billion. Sumitomo said the massive losses were chalked up following unauthorised dealings by rogue trader Yasuo Hamanaka. Sources told The Lawyer that several big US investors are considering whether to take legal action […]


CONTRARY to first impressions, Burges Salmon partner Bob Smyth is not a shipping lawyer. But the head of the firm’s environmental unit was out to make a point when he set off to work in a rowing boat. To mark ‘Bristol Walk to Work Day’ recently, he and 44 other members of the firm resolved […]

Tough stance on Net abuse

Alison Laferla reports City firm Rowe & Maw has praised UK judges for acting quickly to halt the illegal use of the Internet after it successfully obtained an injunction to prevent breach of copyright. The firm, acting for a Toronto software house, obtained a High Court injunction prohibiting the unlawful distribution of software through an […]

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