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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.


Shoosmiths helps Regus expand its offering to workers on the move

Real-estate specialists at Shoosmiths have helped Regus, a provider of flexible workspaces, to expand its offering to workers on the move. The company has launched four Regus Express business centres to meet growing demand for flexible, drop-in places to work. They are located in motorway service areas off the M40 in Beaconsfield, the M25 in […]

Technology and Sourcing News — June 2013

DLA Piper has released the June 2013 edition of its Technology and Sourcing News (UK). This issue includes: EPO and IEEE Standards Association announce renewed co-operation; vice-president of the European Commission signals end of roaming charges; and the impact of the Jackson Reforms for IT litigation… If you are registered and logged in to the […]

Ben Hooper

Opinion: Supreme Court rules, OK

Slapdown for Treasury shows court subtly shifting the ground on accountability of public bodies The Supreme Court judgments in Bank Mellat v HM Treasury illustrate how far the courts have come in fashioning robust and flexible public law principles by which to hold public bodies to account. Bank Mellat, a large Iranian bank, challenged an […]

DLA Piper hires Krista Donahue Drobac as policy adviser in the Washington DC office

DLA Piper has announced that Krista Donahue Drobac has joined the firm’s government affairs practice and healthcare public policy and regulatory group as a policy adviser in the Washington DC office. Drobac joins DLA Piper after serving in senior healthcare roles at both the state and federal levels. Most recently, she directed the health division […]


Revealed at last: details of the Legal Education and Training Review

Law schools need to give prospective solicitors a stronger dose of commercial nous so they can cope with alternative business structures (ABS) and the evolving structure of the legal profession, says a long-delayed report into education and training released today (25 June). The recommendations follow controversial remarks from the boss of the solicitors’ trade union […]

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