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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 […]

Norton Rose

NRF lifts salary freeze in further relaxation of Covid measures

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s (NRF) decision to shelve its salary freeze means pay reviews and increases will take place in April. This will apply to all members of staff at the firm, including fee-earners and those in business services. The removal of pay restrictions means the firm has abolished all of its original measures put in […]

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 […]

CC

Clifford Chance brings in consultancy to vet promotion process

Clifford Chance has concluded an independent review of its partner promotion process, to ensure criteria around diversity and inclusion are being fulfilled. The firm commissioned Chicago-based consultancy Nextions, which specialises in inclusion across leadership roles, to review its path to promotion. The effort started last autumn and wrapped in time for the beginning of the […]

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