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What does the future hold for cybersecurity?

With any security policy now and in the future, leaders need to remember the fundamentals of what they are trying to achieve. Everyone wants their business to do well and be successful, and that means protecting data, while keeping business critical systems up and running efficiently. Already today, we’re putting a focus on security – and have seen new compliance laws in relation to that. Requiring compliance with regulation is just one way of trying to force the market to adopt minimum acceptable standards. But this is just that – the minimum – and every business leader needs to aim higher than that level.

Financial services investigations and enforcement monthly round up

A round-up of recent enforcement actions and investigations in the financial services sector. This month in summary: FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation ICO fines company £130,000 for unauthorised pensions cold calls FCA publicly censures former Worldspreads CEO for market misconduct FCA scraps half its criminal probes into money-laundering breaches   FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation.

Webinar: Thrive in complexity with intelligent case research tools

Accurate and comprehensive case research is a challenge shared across the legal profession. As printed law reports have given way to digital resources and ever more information is available online, how have the dynamics of common law research evolved, and how do practitioners approach this crucial work in the information age?

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Courts offer leap for faith

Recent religious belief versus discrimination cases show a softening towards the rights of those with strong faith The interaction between religious belief and discrimination law has, of late, become a hot topic. Until recently, the attitude of the UK courts had been to reject arguments that an individual’s religious belief entitles him to treat another […]

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Johnsons Solicitors seals settlement in X Factor judge’s libel action

Irish firm Johnsons Solicitors has steered a settlement for X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who has accepted €500,000 (£404,000) in libel damages from Matheson client The Sun over false sex assault allegations published last year. The talent show judge and music manager sued the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) in Ireland after The Sun […]

Weil Gotshal promotes last of Lovells private equity team to partnership

Weil Gotshal & Manges has promoted London lawyers Samantha McGonigle and Simon Lyell to its London private equity partnership six years after the trophy hire of their private equity team from Hogan Lovells legacy firm Lovells. The pair joined the New York-headquartered firm as associates in 2006, when Weil launched a fresh attack on the […]

Charlotte Harris

Standard bearer

Whatever comes out of the Leveson Report, it should be remembered that its author only has the power to recommend, says Charlotte Harris There appears to be agreement that the press must be regulated. The question is, should that be self regulation or an independent regulator? As lawyers, we are regulated by the Bar Council […]

Huw Evans

Moves: 26 November 2012

Norton Rose has hired Allen & Overy (A&O) IP litigation partner Huw Evans as a partner. Move of the Week Evans, who focuses on patent litigation, moved to the magic circle outfit in 2009 from Wragge & Co alongside DLA Piper IP partner Neville Cordell. The hire follows news of Norton Rose’s merger with US […]

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