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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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Any relief on the tax front?

Jonathan Hooley says it is imperative to understand the subtle differences between Jersey’s and Guernsey’s tax regimes. Jonathan Hooley is a partner at KPMG in the Channel Islands. On the surface Guernsey and Jersey operate very similar tax regimes. Both raise the majority of their revenue from income tax. Both tax income at 20 per […]

In brief: Home Secretary urges youth court speed-up

At a Home Office seminar last week, Home Secretary Jack Straw called on the 20 busiest youth court areas, including inner London, Nottingham and Cardiff, to head the Government’s youth justice overhaul by halving the time between arrest and sentence (currently five months) and by fast-tracking persistent young offenders.

Insolvency lawyers want company levy

Companies should pay contributions to a central fund to help pay lawyers’ fees in liquidations, according to a radical suggestion by the Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA). Professor David Milman and Rebecca Parry at Manchester University proposed the move, after conducting the first ever study commissioned by the ILA into the treatment of creditors in insolvencies. […]

CPS report on hold as Mills draws up response

PUBLICATION of the long-awaited Glidewell review into the Crown Prosecution Service has been put on hold to allow Director of Public Prosecutions Dame Barbara Mills QC to respond to the report’s findings. The Lawyer understands that the retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Iain Glidewell has conceded to a request by Mills and her senior […]

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