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Firms ponder 'City specific' training to prepare for 'super-exam'

Law Gazette News - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:00

Toolkit poses questions for City firms ahead of Solicitors Qualifying Examination rollout.

GDPR: more than half of businesses still to fully comply

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:20
The majority of businesses are not yet "fully compliant" with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a survey carried out by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Privacy Shield: EU and US begin second annual review

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:41
EU and US officials have begun the second annual review of the Privacy Shield, an important framework that facilitates the free flow of personal data across the Atlantic for businesses.

HMRC delays making tax digital for large and complex businesses

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:13
UK businesses with complex VAT requirements will not be mandated to use the new 'Making Tax Digital' (MTD) service to keep VAT records digitally and to use software to file VAT returns until 1 October 2019, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced.

Civil Liability Bill: Labour makes final pitch for £1,500 small claims limit

Law Gazette News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:36

Amendments tabled ahead of crucial Commons vote next Tuesday.

Global Wealth Asia (clone)

FCA - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:11
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’. 

Ellis David Insurance Brokers (clone of FCA authorised firm)

FCA - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:41
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’. 

Leigh Day in the clear as High Court throws out SRA appeal

Law Gazette News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:36

Ruling likely to bring an end to epic prosecution over Iraqi claims which has cost at least £9m so far.

Breaking: Leigh Day cleared in High Court as SRA appeal fails

Law Gazette News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:36

Ruling likely to bring an end to epic prosecution which has cost at least £9m so far.

OECD issues guidance on 'golden passport' tax abuse

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:26
Financial institutions need to ask additional questions to prevent residence and citizenship by investment schemes being used as tools to hide assets from the tax authorities, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said.

France to lead Europe with regulation of ICOs

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:24
ANALYSIS: France is set to lead the rest of Europe by becoming the first country on the continent to establish a specific regulatory regime for 'initial coin offerings' (ICOs).

Loan For Tenant (clone of authorised firm)

FCA - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:15
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’. 

Judges hearing traumatic cases to get extra emotional support

Law Gazette News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:12

Professional support service has been designed to help judges before, during and after proceedings.

EU ruling clarifies burden of proof on illegal file-sharing

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:06
People identified as being responsible for illegal file-sharing must be able to provide information to show that another user of their internet connection could have been responsible for the act if they wish to avoid being held liable for copyright infringement, according to a new ruling by the EU's top court.

New employee insurance scheme takes effect in UAE

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:01
A new low-cost employee insurance scheme began in the UAE this week, replacing a previous scheme which required expatriate workers to provide a AED 3,000 (approx. $816) bank guarantee when applying for a work permit.

RIDDOR 13 review recommends expanding reportable conditions

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00
ANALYSIS: The number of reportable occupational conditions could increase if the recommendations of a review by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are taken into account.

Red Arc Global Investments plc (clone of an FCA recognised collective investment scheme)

FCA - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:56
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.

'Drunk' women face harsher sentences than men, research claims

Law Gazette News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:01

University of Liverpool studied sentencing outcomes when intoxication taken into account.

Another judge sanctioned over 'serious delay' in producing judgment

Law Gazette News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 01:02

Formal advice issued days after another judge was sanctioned after a similar complaint was made.

Is past behaviour a predictor of risk in your third parties?

Out Law News Feed - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:12
ANALYSIS: The global trend towards corporate criminal liability for failures to prevent financial crimes, subject to an affirmative compliance-based defence, means that effective due diligence of your commercial partners and customers is now more important than ever before.

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