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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 future of legal education?

Give a group of academics a wide brief and a two-year timescale to produce revolutionary recommendations for the future of educating prospective lawyers and what will they do? Ask for another six monthsand then produce a 370-page report high on theory and jargon and low on meaningful proposals. Or at least that’s the reaction of […]

Nicholas Cropp

Banksters can sleep easy again

Politicians must back calls to criminalise reckless bankers by resourcing regulators and prosecutors  Following every banking crisis over the past five years, there have been stern public pronouncements concerning the duties and responsibilities of bankers and the need for sweeping changes across the financial services industry.  The political response to the -Libor scandal is no […]

A step closer to group actions in France

The debate on introducing a class action mechanism in France gained momentum with a new reform proposal presented to the Conseil des ministres on 2 May 2013. If adopted, this would impact the way consumers, including to some extent investors, could litigate their claims in France… If you are registered and logged in to the […]

Caroline Black

The Lawyer Management: Walker Morris

Caroline Black is head of marketing at Walker Morris. She previously held management roles in the marketing department of Biggart Baillie and the Design Council.  What are the key elements of your role? To provide strategic marketing support and guidance in all areas of marketing and business development activity, including areas such as public relations, […]

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