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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.


The Lawyer tops legal reading list

Nearly twice as many commercial solicitors read The Lawyer than any other specialist legal magazine, journal or newspaper, according to an independent survey. The survey of 1,500 solicitors practising in City, West End, regional and national law firms was carried out by the commercial barristers’ chambers 11 Stone Buildings as part of a marketing exercise. […]

Partner backs Tube crusade

Nabarro Nathanson senior partner David Bramson has put his name to a letter to The Times from senior London businessmen calling for a “£1.2bn investment backlog” in the London Underground to be made good by government. Nabarros joined the London First campaign – a privately funded group of businesses to promote the city – two […]

Death penalty. Death row lottery

At its mid-year meeting last month the American Bar Association (ABA) called for a moratorium on executions. The ABA is not known for its opposition to capital punishment. But, as one New York attorney put it, it is important that “lawyers, those closest to the system, stand up and say it’s in shambles”. They are […]

Testing time ahead for UK links

The relatively calm waters of the Channel Islands have been somewhat turbulent of late, the delicate nature of their relationship with the UK having been brought sharply into focus. It is a relationship – parasitic to some, symbiotic to others – from which Jersey and Guernsey have grown rich, particularly since the UK became a […]

Jeune cleared over his part in LLP law

THE FORMER senior partner of a leading Jersey law firm has been cleared of improper conduct over his role in the drawing up of the island’s controversial limited liability partnership (LLP) law. Reg Jeune, a prominent Jersey politician, was accused of improperly fast tracking the new law by a fellow member of the Jersey parliament […]

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