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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.


Border Agency faces London Met Brick bat

London Metropolitan University has turned to Brick Court Chambers in its fight against the UK Border Agency (UKBA), which has revoked its licence to sponsor international students. The UKBA decided to strip the university of its “highly trusted” status, which allowed it to take on students from outside the EU, after checking a sample of […]

Taylor Wessing hires Paris real estate team from Orrick

Taylor Wessing has added to its property group with the hire of Orrick Rambaud Martel partner Alfred Fink, who will lead the firm’s French real estate team. Fink joins Taylor Wessing along with associate Peter Schäfer and a paralegal. He will take charge of the firm’s property practice in Paris and significantly adds to Taylor […]

Tim Moloney

Doughty Street raids Tooks in double swoop for crime duo

Doughty Street Chambers has made a double raid on Tooks Chambers for star silk Tim Moloney QC and junior Tatyana Eatwell. The set has described the swoop as “outstanding”, and a move that will strengthen its crime team. Moloney’s crime and crime-related public law practice has included almost all the major terrorism cases of the […]


Freshfields, Linklaters and Morgan Lewis advise as Rosneft teams with Statoil

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Morgan Lewis & Bockius have all been retained as advisers as Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft signed four new joint ventures to explore oil and gas fields in the Arctic and Pacific Oceans with Norwegian rival Statoil. The deal will see the two companies jointly explore Rosneft’s estimated 100bn tonnes […]

Paul Wilson

Shakespeares to cut 54 jobs post-merger

Shakespeares looks set to axe 54 jobs following its merger with Harvey Ingram. The firm has announced proposals to make 41 back office redundancies, with a further 13 lawyers shown the door. Three of the smaller offices in Bedford, Shipston-on-Stour and Moreton-in-Marsh will close at the end of the month. Most employees in these offices […]

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