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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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Goodwill payment hunt

The long-running farce SIF and the Law Society – a tale of two twits” continues its hugely unsuccessful run, just off London’s West End. In the latest hilarious instalment the Law Society tells practitioner Michael Dalton to make a “goodwill payment” to SIF, or face losing his practising certificate. Much confusion and hilarity follows, when […]

Top UK mediators forge alliance to woo clients

Seven of the UK’s leading mediators have launched a mediation panel to generate work, rather than relying on recommendations from the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) or the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group (ADR). The Panel of Independent Mediators (PIM) members – Phillip Howell-Richardson, David Miles, Philip Naughton QC, Andrew Paton, Nicholas Pryor, David Shapiro, and […]

How to mix work and pleasure

The Dawn Fraser rounded Darling Point, as wind-surfers and early morning sailors made way for Sydney’s favourite form of public transport – the River Cat. Circular Quay came into view, and with it my new office on the 28th floor of the AMP Centre. I had traded a view of St Paul’s Cathedral for one […]

Fifth annual Lawyer awards

THE FIFTH annual awards ceremony of The Lawyer is to be held on 25 June at Grosvenor House. This year’s panel of judges includes leading figures from the legal profession such as Clifford Chance managing partner Tony Williams, Slaughter and May partner Patrick Balfour, Shell UK’s legal director Richard Wiseman, News International company solicitor Daniel […]

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