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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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Dentons

Dentons pulls plug on short-lived risk consultancy business

Dentons’ specialist risk advisory business, headed by an-ex Norton Rose Fulbright duo, was closed months after launch, recent LLP accounts have revealed. In August 2019, the firm had established a risk consulting business outside of the firm’s UK and Middle East LLP. Dentons Risk Consulting was spearheaded by managing directors John Davison and Christian Blackwell, who […]

Women and the Pandemic: “Covid-19 has made us tighter as a team”

I remember that day in March 2020 very clearly. The day Boris Johnson announced we should all work from home with immediate effect. I was sitting with my colleagues in our office in Leeds and I think we all realised then that something strange and quite scary was unfolding outside although we couldn’t really articulate […]

The UK Gambling Commission fills GC vacancy

The UK Gambling Commission has appointed a new general counsel, following the departure of its former GC after just three months in the role. Nadine Pemberton has taken on the GC role at the gambling regulator. In January, Natalie Prosser left after only three months to take up a chief executive officer position at the […]

DWF Manchester

DWF makes Big Four hire for new in-house offering

DWF has brought in a KPMG expert to spearhead the launch of the latest offering within its New Law ranks. The listed firm has recruited KPMG senior manager Jordan Owen to head a new global secretarial and entity management service as part of its Connected Services division, one of the main businesses the firm has […]

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