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Individual accountability moves closer – what will it mean for me?

Individual accountability in the regulated financial services sector moved a step closer with this week’s publication of the heads of bill of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2021. We now have much greater visibility of the additional obligations that will be imposed on firms and individuals under the individual accountability framework.

Space: Amendment to the Regional Regime of Space Activities – Regional Legislative Decree No. 24/2021/A

The first amendment to the licensing regime for space activities provided that “the use of infrastructure and platforms, which integrate the development of space activities in the Region, is exercised exclusively by an administrative concession contract to be concluded with the Regional Government of the Azores, in compliance with the respective applicable legal procedure”.

Costs orders in financial remedy proceedings

Parties in financial remedy proceedings on divorce need to be alive to the implications that their behaviour may have on their final settlement by way of costs orders.

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British Airways

DWF acts as British Airways settles data breach dispute

British Airways has resolved its long-running litigation over a data breach that saw 420,000 customers and staff members have their personal information leaked. The protracted dispute reached a conclusion after PGMBM, the court-appointed representatives for the claimants, entered mediation with British Airways, which is represented by DWF. The settlement, which was agreed on confidential terms, […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

SRA pursues “dishonesty” claims against ex-Fieldfisher partner

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) today argued that a former Fieldfisher partner was “plainly dishonest” when signing off on an “inaccurate and misleading” document. This allegation was put before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) as the SRA set out its case against Stephen Evans-Jones, who was said to be one of the firm’s “highest equity […]

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