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Law changes following Brexit enable the FCA to hold Google to account for accepting Scammers online Advertisements

The ever-present scourge of investment fraud currently perpetrated through online platforms presents a growing problem for law enforcement and regulators alike. One significant benefit that Brexit has brought to this situation is that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) can now take action against online platforms, whereas previously the EU rules on advertising financial products did not encompass Google and similar platforms.

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Hogan Lovells to split from South Africa merger partner

Following a review of its South African presence, Hogan Lovells is to go it alone in the region by setting up a fully-integrated firm consisting of five partners. The break-up from local legacy firm Routledge Modise will leave Hogan Lovells with a dramatically reduced partnership of five partners and 15 lawyers, headed by mining partner […]

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Bakers to face SDT over claims #MeToo investigation was “improperly influenced”

Baker McKenzie has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), alongside three individuals, over allegations that the firm allowed a sexual misconduct investigation to be “improperly” influenced by the accused. The Solicitors Regulation Authority alleges that the firm’s probe into a complaint made against former London managing partner Gary Senior was “improperly” influenced by […]

City firms step in to act ahead of Bakers’ SDT hearing

Clyde & Co is one of five firms that will represent parties in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal next month, as Baker McKenzie faces claims it allowed a misconduct investigation to be “improperly” influenced. Bakers, two former partners and the firm’s ex-HR director are all set to appear after the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) referred them […]

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