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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]

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Ex-Home Office chief settles unfair dismissal claim

Sir Philip Rutnam has settled his claim with the UK Government, which was set to be heard in the Employment Tribunal in September. The former permanent secretary of the Home Office brought a claim against the department, alleging the Home Secretary Priti Patel of bullying. Rutnam resigned from his post in February 2020, when he […]

Arthur Cox hires Kirkland finance partner

Kirkland & Ellis has lost another City finance partner, as one of its regulatory specialists moves to Irish firm Arthur Cox. Sarah Thompson, who was formerly a partner in Kirkland’s financial services regulatory group, joins the firm in Dublin. She arrived at Kirkland as a partner in 2018 from Linklaters’ financial regulation group, where she […]

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Newcastle United fails to dismiss Blackstone QC from arbitration panel

Newcastle United (NUFC) has been unsuccessful in its bid to have Blackstone’s Michael Beloff QC dismissed as an arbitrator in the club’s dispute with the Premier League. NUFC, which is owned by Mike Ashley, is currently engaged in arbitration proceedings with the Premier League over the failed takeover of the club. The club brought the […]

Bar must act now to ensure more Black barristers apply for silk

How depressingly familiar. The annual silks round is supposed to be a celebration of the best and brightest at the Bar. Except it’s not. The abject lack of encouragement and support for Black barristers who might be thinking of taking their first steps on the road to becoming a QC has become a fundamental and […]

Goodwin’s City revenue nears $100m after lateral hiring spree

Goodwin Procter’s London revenue soared by 34 per cent in the last financial year, as its headcount too increased by nearly a third. The US firm’s London outpost saw turnover rise from $74m to $99m. Meanwhile, global revenue at the US firm increased by 11.7 per cent to $1.49bn, while profits per equity partner rose […]

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