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Data security breaches: what is your liability?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 27 2011

Serious cyber attacks on multinational companies’ data networks are increasing in scale and frequency.

Trustees: do you know who your scheme members are?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • August 25 2011

Here is a question for trustees to think about: Who are the members and beneficiaries of my pension scheme?

Bribery Act 2010: anti-corruption policies
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") is due to come into force in April 2011.

Data protection - new enforcement powers
  • Cobbetts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has new powers which are designed to deter personal data security and other breaches.

Auditors’ liability in fraud cases: House of Lords rules in Moore Stephens v. Stone & Rolls Limited
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2010

In a decision handed down just before the end of term, auditors have won an important House of Lords ruling limiting their liability in cases where a "one man" company is used as a vehicle for fraud.

GFC sparks insurance claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2010

The global financial crisis has resulted in increased professional indemnity and directors' and officers' claims in the United States.

Professional negligence claims against accountants jump
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2010

There was a sudden jump in the number of professional negligence claims against accountants last year (to December 31st), says City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (RPC).

Hard times and desperate remedies
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2009

"Sorry but desperate times call for desperate measures."

Attributing a director’s knowledge to the company
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

The recent House of Lords case of Moore Stephens v Stone & Rolls provides guidance on the circumstances in which the acts of an individual can be attributed to a company.

Penalties, prison and personal visits from the regulator get ready for the tougher UK data privacy regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2009

The time of the UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") as the kindly uncle in Europe's otherwise fearsome family of data protection regulators is over.