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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.


Allen & Overy advises on building society first

Allen & Overy advised the Bristol & West Building Society in a u150 million commercial mortgage securitisation secured on investment property. The deal is believed to be the first of its type. A total of u150 million of Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities were issued, underwritten, and lead managed by Goldman Sachs. Around 83 per cent […]

Conveying a crisis

Clarke Willmott & Clarke, with long roots in deepest Somerset, no longer has conveyancing sections. It has CWC-HomeMover, a drop-in-anytime office that owes more to the supermarket than the traditional solicitor’s office. “Conveyancing is a retail product; don’t let anybody kid you it’s anything else,” declares Jonathan Stokes, the partner who is head of CWC’s […]

US academic talks on death penalty

A LECTURE series on capital punishment in the US by a leading academic marks the beginning of a busy year for a London-based institute devoted to study of the death penalty. The Centre for Capital Studies at the University of Westminster is hosting three lectures on the death penalty in the US by visiting professor […]

APIL tackles Woolf proposals

LORD Woolf will this week discuss his proposed shake-up of the civil justice system with officials from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Plans for a four-tier system, with cases streamed according to complexity and importance, are likely to form a key part of Woolf’s report to the Lord Chancellor. The review team also […]

Negligence case dropped

TWO law firms say they have been vindicated following the discontinuation of negligence claims against them over a multi-million pound property deal that went wrong. Jeffrey Green Russell and Lovell White Durrant were accused of failing to warn their clients, Rentaminster and SBG Holdings, a property they bought for u2.5 million was overvalued. They denied […]

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