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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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DWF shutters three offices in Australia

DWF has closed three offices in Australia, with 85 members of staff and 14 principal lawyers leaving the firm. The firm’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle will close, while the Brisbane office and its connected services operations in Sydney and Melbourne remain operational. Damien van Brunschot will continue to lead DWF’s business Down Under […]

Ashurst chairman to step down for new competition role

Ashurst’s global chairman Ben Tidswell is stepping down from the role after eight years  to join the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Tidswell will leave Ashurst on 31 July to take on a judicial appointment as a chairman of specialist competition court, the CAT. Litigator Tidswell became Ashurst’s first post-merger chairman in 2013 after the firm announced its […]

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Clifford Chance selects property advisers for HQ search

Clifford Chance has appointed a real estate adviser to guide its search for new premises, as it mulls a return to the City over its current Canary Wharf digs. The magic circle firm is moving from its longtime relationship with adviser CBRE to Cushman & Wakefield, as it gears up for an exploratory search ahead […]

Women and the Pandemic: has the conversation changed?  

The Covid-19 pandemic has received its fair share of bad press regarding its impact on working women. But are there any positives that will drive equality for women in the legal profession? The views of our female peers are mixed. Some hail the advent of increased remote-working and the ability to convert commuting time into […]

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