Star legal writers: IT and privacy

How a Snapchat conversation between father and daughter became legal tabloid fodder, the Google breach of privacy case, and judgments that highlight what is fair disciplinary action after inappropriate social media activity– some of the topics covered by our briefings writers

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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.


Hot enough for you?

Every January The Lawyer reveals its Hot 100, in which we applaud lawyers making a difference for their businesses or their clients. Over the last few months we’ve been revisiting the Hot 100 alumni and seeing what they have been doing since receiving their accolade. The Lawyer is currently assembling the 2016 list. If you […]


Ex-Halliwells partner faces £120,000 claim from RBS over loan payment

A former partner of defunct firm Halliwells is this week fighting a claim by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over a £120,000 loan. RBS is claiming the sum from Kennedys partner Michael McCarthy, who worked at Halliwells prior to its 2010 collapse. McCarthy is countering the suit by arguing that Halliwells should have repaid […]

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