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Watchtower Finance Limited (clone of FCA authorised firm)

FCA - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:40
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

U.S. Trio Advise As Sotheby’s Goes Under Hammer for $3.7B

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:36
The deal will see the iconic auctioneers return to private ownership.

ENRC accuses SFO of covering its tracks after probe postponed

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:28
Multinational mining company claims that it is a ‘blatant disregard of the public interest’ to abandon the review of corruption investigation.

Model for online court moves in to RTA claims

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:12
British Columbia’s Civil Resolution Tribunal aims to take over 80% of motor vehicle cases in the jurisdiction.

Freshfields Frankfurt Office Raided Again

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:50
It is the third time the firm has been searched in relation to the tax scandal in two years.

Arab National Bank (clone of FCA authorised firm)

FCA - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:12
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Partner pay averages £200k for the first time

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:37
Annual earnings for partners at UK firms has risen 35% in the past five years.

Solicitor struck off for ‘effectively stealing’ from experts and counsel

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:34
Martyn Brown held onto almost £70,000 that should have been paid out in professional disbursements and ATE insurance.

Recent Cases Spotlight the Challenges of Cross-Border Data Protection Laws in E-Discovery

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:00
While several recent cases exemplify the Hobson’s Choice seemingly facing many companies, the Corel Software, v. Microsoft and Brooks Sports v. Anta decisions are particularly instructive on these issues.

Eversheds Bolsters Russian Presence Via Local Firm Merger

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:24
The merger will give the law firm a further nine lawyers in the country.

Creditors seek £26.5m from collapsed Asons

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:41
New liquidators’ update also reveals Asons is pursuing claims against successor practice Coops.

One in Three General Counsel Plotting Enhanced Diversity Targets For Advisers

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:45
A survey has revealed the increased importance general counsel are placing on diversity in law firms and how many are willing turn away those who fall short.

FCA calls on consumer to act now as PPI complaints deadline pressure builds

FCA - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:00
As new ads launch today, 90s icon Mr Motivator and personal finance expert Sarah Pennells join ‘Animatronic Arnie’ on FCA’s ‘Pressure’s on Panel’ to help galvanise consumer action The FCA releases latest figures on PPI

Eversheds Sutherland Appoints New Europe Leader To Spearhead Growth

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:24
The new head is targeting elite clients and further headcount growth.

FCA and CSRC announce their support for the Shanghai-London Stock Connect scheme

FCA - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:00
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) have today made a joint announcement of their approval of the Shanghai and London Stock Exchanges’ proposed new Shanghai-London Stock Connect. They have also published a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at providing the basis for the regulatory co-operation that will support the success of the scheme.

Tribunal finds director ignored duties as long as the money came in

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 06:42
Law firm boss James O’Connor and solicitor Giles Robertson both struck off.

Tribunal finds director ignored duties as long as the money come in

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 06:42
Law firm boss James O’Connor and solicitor Giles Robertson both struck off.

Call to abolish ‘lack of integrity’ disciplinary offence

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 01:01
Leading authorities on regulation describe the concept as confusing and unhelpful.

News focus: Inexpert evidence

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 01:01
Eight defendants were recently acquitted after the prosecution’s expert witness was discredited. Was this a one-off or does it point to a wider problem of experts lacking the necessary credentials?

Ditch ‘lack of integrity’ in disciplinary matters

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 01:01
Leading authorities on regulation describe the concept as confusing and unhelpful.

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