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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.

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You quote Mr Justice Lightman’s vision of courts in the year 2025: “I see a truly diverse Bench and Bar drawn from – and representing – all sections of society… wigs and gowns are gone: judges sit in lounge suits distinguished only by their choice of ties.” Do the women all wear suits and ties […]

Career choice is a luxury

How dare Robert Roweth question the motivation and commitment of those who did not study law as a first degree. As someone from a working class background, I had no one to guide me in making right choices about a career. Lawyers were regarded by my family and friends as alien. Certainly I had no […]

Hungary for change

The Law Society’s Brussels office has begun lobbying the EC to increase pressure on Hungary to review the restrictions on how EU lawyers can practice in the country. Three English firms – Clifford Chance, Cameron McKenna and Allen & Overy – have Budapest offices.

Combar votes to examine public direct action plan

THE Commercial Bar Association (Combar) has voted to consider allowing the public direct access to barristers in all non-contentious, as well as some contentious work. But at its AGM on 15 July, the association voted overwhelmingly to ditch an even more radical proposal to allow barristers to ape solicitors by conducting litigation. The proposals were […]

In brief: Aids/HIV sufferers discriminated against

Four out of five people with Aids or HIV believe that they are discriminated against, but only 4 per cent have approached a lawyer for help, according to research by conducted by Professor Avrom Sherr of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Professor Sherr expects this to change as medical advances mean that Aids/HIV sufferers […]

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