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Professional negligence adjudication – it's all part of the Protocol

Published on 04 May 2018. By Cristina Faro, Associate and Will Sefton, Partner

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On 1 May 2018, an amendment to the Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol saw a further attempt to encourage parties to use the professional negligence adjudication scheme first devised as a pilot scheme in February 2015.

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Corporate crime – the new offence of failure to prevent tax evasion

Published on 11 May 2017. By Cristina Faro, Associate

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At the end of April, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 was passed, bringing to life a new raft of measures aimed at increasing state powers to tackle financial crime. The rules are set to come into force in September 2017 and include new powers to obtain information, share knowledge and recover criminal property. Of most relevance to the professional community is the new power to prosecute corporate bodies whose agents or employees fail to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion carried out by another person, including customers and suppliers.

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As the FOS sees a spike in fraud complaints, we take a look back at a year of FOS complaints

Published on 02 September 2016. By Cristina Faro, Associate

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The FOS has recently ordered a financial adviser to pay out after falling foul of an email fraud that caused the adviser to authorise the transfer of its client's money to the fraudsters' account.

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How would a Brexit affect financial services regulation in the UK?

Published on 06 June 2016. By Cristina Faro, Associate

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Financial services is one of the UK's most important sectors, contributing over £126bn to the UK economy and representing 10% of GDP. The key post-Brexit issues for the sector are summarised below.

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Taking the parody?

Published on 13 February 2015. By Cristina Faro, Associate

In October last year, the time honoured British tradition of taking the mickey became enshrined within our legal system as the law was updated to include a parody exception to copyright infringement.

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