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First prosecution for failing to comply with FATCA

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:05
A former bank executive has been convicted in the US for failing to comply with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) as a result of a 'sting' operation conducted by an undercover agent .

Anti-terrorism bill 'undermines access to legal advice'

Law Gazette News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:37

Law Society says proposed legislation as currently drafted hinders legal professional privilege.

Anti-terrorism bill 'undermines rights of suspects to access legal advice'

Law Gazette News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:37

Law Society says proposed legislation as currently drafted hinders legal professional privilege.

'More needs done' on financial services diversity: UK government

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:20
The UK government has said it is encouraged by measures designed to increase the representation of women at a senior level in the financial services industry, but acknowledged more still needed to be done.

Pensions Ombudsman revamps approach to ‘distress and inconvenience’ awards

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:57
The UK’s Pensions Ombudsman has introduced a fixed-amount award to compensate individuals who have suffered “distress and inconvenience” as a result of the maladministration of a pensions scheme.

Increasing regulation 'will push smaller pension schemes towards consolidation'

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:30
Only a minority of smaller pension scheme trustees are meeting the standards demanded by the Pensions Regulator (TPR), which could contribute to further consolidation in the pensions market.

High Court rejects privilege claim in regulator request for documents

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:21
Documents sought by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) from Sports Direct in connection with an FRC investigation into Sports Direct's auditor must be handed over, the High Court has ruled.

EU-Japan 'data adequacy' moves closer

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 13:25
ANALYSIS: The EU and Japan have moved closer to making it easier for businesses to transfer personal data between the two jurisdictions.

Hakopa, Williams and Partners

FCA - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:41
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Superior Finance UK Limited / Superior Finance Services Limited

FCA - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:59
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Pensions: A view from the FCA

FCA - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:54
Speech by Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, delivered at Gleneagles.

DLA Piper raises NQ pay to £77,000 and boosts trainee salaries

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:51
Clyde & Co and Eversheds Sutherland have also announced pay increases for NQs and trainees

Addleshaws Scots private client team breaks away to join local firm

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:35
Ten-strong team leaves Edinburgh firm Morton Fraser

Mishcon de Reya adds brand management arm to consultancy offering

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:22
MDR Brand Management will be Mishcon's fourth consultancy service

Easy Cheap Loans

FCA - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:47
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Michael Nascimento sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment in FCA prosecution of £2.8m investment fraud

FCA - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:59
Michael Nascimento was today sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for his role in a share fraud carried out through a series of boiler room companies which led to the loss of more than £2.8 million of investors’ money. He was the controlling mind, instigator and the main beneficiary of the fraud.

A September to remember: lawyers in the eye of the storm look back on the fall of Lehman

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:43
Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman, partners from firms including Linklaters, Freshfields and Sullivan recall what it was like to be on the front lines as the financial crisis unfolded

No place for court-like cross examination in public inquiries, Grenfell team says

Law Gazette News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 06:53

Bereaved families, survivors and residents were concerned that their lawyers have been unable to ask questions in person.

21st Century Fox general counsel to return 'home' to US law firm following Disney deal

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 05:00
Gerson Zweifach to leave after Disney's multibillion-dollar acquisition of 21st Century Fox closes next year

News focus: three-tier profession fear as trainee pay gulf gapes

Law Gazette News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 01:01

As US firms awash with cash ratchet up junior lawyer pay in the City, the profession’s most lavishly remunerated trainees can earn five times more than those who choose publicly funded work.

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