Email hijacking and how to avoid it

You probably won’t know you’re a victim of the fastest-growing cybercrime until it’s too late. Email hijacking, where a cyber criminal takes control of your email account, might sound like something out of a spy novel, but it’s a very real threat, especially for law firms who deal with valuable client data and money.

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SRA provides some breathing space for law firms struggling to obtain PI cover

By Zarina Lawley The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently published a useful Q&A article on their website which we recommend all law firms take the time to read. It summarises some of the most common queries the SRA has received from solicitors about their rules and the potential impact of Coronavirus. The article discusses professional […]

The 5th Money Laundering Directive – What are the key changes?

The 5th Money Laundering Directive1 (5MLD) came into force on the 10th January 2020. 5MLD is set to build on the regulatory requirements under the 4th Money Laundering Directive2 (4MLD). The purpose of 5MLD is to strengthen the UK’s financial system in order to prevent criminals laundering money and funding terrorism.

Cyber risks – A guide for law firms

Understanding the vast scale of cyber threats can be confusing and also time consuming. That’s where this simple guide can help you protect your law firm.

Guide to professional indemnity insurance for solicitors

Every practising solicitor must have professional indemnity insurance (PI), which protects against negligence claims made by clients. Like your law firm, solicitor’s professional indemnity insurance policies are unique and it’s crucial that you select the right one to ensure your business is appropriately covered. Unsure where to begin? That’s where this guide to solicitors PI […]

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Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

Worried about the rise in cyber crime? Peter Yapp explains to Counter Terror Business Magazine how to “expect the unexpected” and get proactive when it comes to cyber security.

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