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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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Local Govt Association calls for halt to court cuts

More than 200 district council representatives this month called for an immediate halt to magistrates’ court closures and for a national review of the effects closures will have on local communities. The annual meeting of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Rural Commission in Harrogate pointed to a survey carried out by The Lawyer last year […]

Law Society proposal set to open way for Bahl challenger

A CHALLENGE to Kamlesh Bahl’s bid to become the first woman leader of the Law Society came a step closer last week with the preliminary approval of a plan for the council to nominate its own candidate. The proposal, hatched by a constitutional working party headed by the previous president Tony Girling, was given the […]

In brief: Head-hunter posts 39 per cent hike in profit

Alternative Investment Market-listed legal head-hunter Longbridge International has reported a 56 per cent increase in turnover to £2.77m and posted a 39 per cent increase in net profit before tax of £314,498 for the first half of 1998 compared with the same period in 1997.

Oldham Council gains fresh powers to evict bad tenants

A NEW tenancy agreement for all of Oldham City Council’s 20,600 tenants comes into force this week. The agreement, which is designed to give the council greater powers to evict tenants and promote neighbourly behaviour, took housing solicitor Naseem Malik 16 months to prepare. The 29-page document delineates unacceptable conduct and outlines what punishment will […]

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