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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.


The aim of the name

With the exception of Slaughter and May, every law firm has built parts of its business by recruiting external senior talent. Some, such as Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), have been flamboyantly hiring laterals during the recession, much to the incomprehension of its rivals. Others, including Taylor Wessing (TW), have attracted slightly less attention. But as […]

Wragges cut £6m of costs in 2009-10, LLP results reveal

Wragge & Co managed to strip out £6m of costs over the 2009-10 financial year as a result of a £4m reduction in staff costs. Staff costs fell to £40.4m in 2009-10 from £44.1m the previous year. This was largely as a result of a fall in wages and salaries, which contracted by £3.2m to […]

Safe in the knowledge

Offshore practitioners can breathe easy that they will be able to cope with any hazards thrown up by the AIFMD. Ben Robins sheds some light on the issues likely to be facing investor clients  What keeps you awake at night? Professional investors, particularly pension fund ­managers, will have occasion to worry about maximising client returns, […]

Siobhan Grey

Tate expo garners lawyers’ and artists’ views on privacy

By the time you read this the curtain will have fallen on ’Exposed’, the Tate Modern’s provocative photographic exhibition. The event skilfully captured the political and cultural zeitgeist through an exploration of the themes of voyeurism, privacy and surveillance, and raised important ethical questions about the taking of illicit or covert photographs. The exhibition featured […]


Marketing for dummies, Squammonds style

The dream, alas, is over. The greatest law firm name in history is not going to happen after the killjoys at Hammonds and Squire Sanders & Dempsey got together and came up with their new coalesced moniker. Squammonds may well always live in our hearts, but the headed paper will bear the less snappy name […]

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