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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 […]

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.

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.

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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

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.

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