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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?

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Adversity challenger: Jocelyn Cockburn

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Walker Morris recruits OFT’s consumer credit director

Leeds firm Walker Morris has appointed the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)’s former director of consumer credit, Ray Watson, in a boost for its regulatory team. Watson starts work at the firm next week after 28 years at the OFT. Most recently he headed up the office’s consumer credit licensing team and led the implementation […]

Righting the wrongs of Hillsborough

Last week’s devastating revelations in the Hillsborough Independent Panel report look likely to initiate a wave of new investigations – civil and criminal – related to the tragic events. Lawyers are at the heart of this particular matter. On one side the report proved highly embarrassing for Squire Sanders, containing as it did claims that […]

FSA to launch first ever investigatory panel

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is to launch its first ever panel of external advisers to carry out investigations at banks. The FSA is understood to be publishing a preliminary tender questionnaire in coming weeks, which will look to appoint a panel of external advisers to obtain skilled person reports, also known as Section 166 […]

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