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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.


Legality of glue sniffing

* The legal implications of glue sniffing will come under the House of Lords in the case of Regina v Morhall. In an appeal from the Court of Criminal Appeal the Law Lords are to be asked whether chronic addiction to glue-sniffing should be referred to by a trial judge as “a special characteristic” when […]

Official groups cannot 'sell out'

I write following an article which appeared in The Lawyer 7 March under the heading ‘SPG ‘sold out’ to Law Society says member’. While I make no claim to any personal knowledge as to what Mr Dubow said to your reporter, it is fair for me to say the article is at best misleading. It […]

In brief: Correction

Roderick Dadak, who represented Paul Butner in his successful libel case against Harpers & Queen (The Lawyer, 21 March), has asked for it to be pointed out that he is a solicitor and not counsel, as he was described in the story.

IT, the jury's friend

Judge May’s comments in The Times about the courts’ adoption of information technology after the abandonment of a mortgage fraud trial, home in on a point often overlooked in the IT debate. The argument is usually conducted in terms of the increased efficiency that the new technologies bring through their ability to process, store and […]

System is 'incorruptible' say judges

SENIOR judges have defended the current process of judicial appointment as the fairest and most effective system for sustaining an “incorruptible, impartial and expert” judiciary. And most other alternative processes proposed so far would “inevitably” lead to the politicisation of the judiciary, the judges warn in a submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee. The […]

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