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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?


after the event

“after the event” legal funding is a development that has caught the eye of both the legal profession and the Lord Chancellor’s Department. At a time when the Government is examining all options for funding and high costs exclude middle income earners from litigation, interest shown by insurance firms in the litigation market could offer […]


Manches & Co advised a consortium led by London & International Projects on its investment in Greenwich Metal Company which was formed to acquire scrap metal business in Greenwich.

In brief: Pinsents expands property department

Pinsent Curtis is on the look-out for five property lawyers at all levels in its Birmingham office after reporting its best year since the start of the recession. Brian Hopkinson, managing partner at the office, said its property department, which now has 10 partners, is one of the fastest-growing parts of the firm’s business after […]

Katie Bradford says valuation rulings need close scrutiny

There was much rejoicing in the property world when the House of Lords ruled on BBL damages. The message was that a negligent valuer would not be liable for losses caused by a fall in the market price of over-valued land. But the jubilation was misplaced. Lord Hoffman gave the leading opinion in South Australia […]


DJ Freeman acted for Ralph Lauren in acquiring the lease of 1-5 New Bond Street, London, from a subsidiary of Chesterfield. The building will house the new UK and European retail headquarters of Ralph Lauren.

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