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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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Freshfields to phase in 50% work-from-home policy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to phase in a new agile policy that will allow its UK workers to work from home up to 50 per cent of the time, joining a raft of law firms that are revolutionising how they operate in light of the pandemic. Once lockdown restrictions lift, professionals in the magic circle […]

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In court this week: Trains, Durham and Russian banks

A four-day hearing in the case of Justin Gutmann v First MTR South Western Trains Limited & Ors is kicking off on Tuesday, with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) finally set to consider the collective proceedings order application. This follows a previous stay enforced due to the Merricks case in the Supreme Court, with the […]

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BCLP partner to pursue phone-hacking claim against Mirror Group

A decade since launching an initial phone-hacking claim against News Group, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) disputes partner Graham Shear is pursuing a separate lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), The Lawyer can reveal. Shear has instructed Shoosmiths and 5RB’s David Sherborne for his claim against Mirror Group, which was issued in June 2020, while […]

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Tribunal dismisses claims against Twenty Essex QC

Twenty Essex silk Stephen Atherton QC has been cleared of claims brought against him by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), including accusations that he misled the court during a 2011 case. Following Monday’s hearing, that contained submissions from counsel for both the BSB and Atherton, the Bar’s disciplinary tribunal has since ruled that Atherton did […]

Presentation skills for lawyers: why your chair matters!

Last month I gave some tips on how to improve your video presentation, but ran out of space, so I am returning to the topic. This month it seems as though there may at last be some light at the end of the tunnel, a ‘crocus of hope’ if you will, which could mean a […]

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