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By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

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Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

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Simon Cowell calls in Matrix silk against Britain’s Got Talent claimant

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Ex-Halliwells Sheffield staff celebrate new start with musical video

Kennedys has marked its launch in Sheffield through the acquisition of a 65-person team from Halliwells with the production of a musical video miming to Queen’s hit song Don’t Stop Me Now. It commences with former head of Halliwells’ Sheffield office Suzanne Liversidge sat with two colleagues asking: “Right, first day at Kennedys guys, wonder […]

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