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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.


Mauritius revamps legal sector to lure global firms

Mauritius is on the verge of overhauling its legal sector in a bid to entice international firms to set up shop in the jurisdiction and to raise its financial services profile. Denton Wilde Sapte, which has targeted the Mauritian offshore industry ;since ;2005 through its association with local firm BLC Chambers, could be one of […]

Bird & Bird sees stellar year with £27m turnover boost

Bird & Bird sees stellar year with £27m turnover boost” /> Bird & Bird has emerged as one of the fastest-growing technology and media outfits in the top 100 firms, outstripping its peers with a 23.7 per cent increase in turnover to reach £143m. The firm added more than £27m onto last year’s haul of […]


The Apprentice analysed…

Each week we watch as Sir Alan Sugar yells ‘YOU’RE FIRED!’ at one of The Apprentice wannabes. More deliciously salacious is watching these wannabes trying to make the most of Sir Alan’s tasks. With only one six-figure salary on offer the contestants declare all out war to get their hands on the prize. Inevitably, this […]

Mayor Boris reshapes London’s legal landscape

Those of us old enough to remember ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone from the 1980s have been surprised at the longevity of his reincarnation as London’s mayor – but now he is gone, swept away by a tidal wave of anti-Labour sentiment. Boris Johnson is the new captain at London’s helm and for the first time in […]

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