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Accountancy Interpretation of Public Sector Leasing Arrangements

Accountancy Interpretation of Public Sector Leasing Arrangements

Following a two week trial in the Commercial Court, in which DAC Beachcroft acted for the successful Defendant – the Isle of Wight Council, the Court ...

FRC sanctions against KPMG offer clues as to its approach towards enforcement generally

FRC sanctions against KPMG offer clues as to its approach towards enforcement generally

While the headlines are dominated by COVID-19, the world of Public Interest Entity ("PIE") audit takes a back seat.  However, the two are interlinked. ...

Bounce Back Loan Scheme - Welcome news for start-ups and small businesses

Bounce Back Loan Scheme - Welcome news for start-ups and small businesses

Rishi Sunak has now announced a new scheme aimed at helping small and scaling businesses through the C-19 crisis. The microloan scheme, which will be ...

FCA conduct expectations of general insurance firms in the light of COVID-19

FCA conduct expectations of general insurance firms in the light of COVID-19

The FCA, like the rest of us, is settling in to the new normal imposed by COVID-19.  As part of this, the FCA’s guidance (there have been no material ...

Future Fund – Further Government support for UK businesses

Future Fund – Further Government support for UK businesses

The Government have outlined a new future funding scheme that will begin in May 2020 this scheme will provide loans of between £125,000 and £5 million ...

D&O and FI newsletter - Spring 2020

D&O and FI newsletter - Spring 2020

There is now a “dominant purpose” test for legal advice privilege – some practical points in the corporate and D&O context ‘Litigation’ pri ...

Information Commissioner Office – enforcement action for nuisance calls and emails

Information Commissioner Office – enforcement action for nuisance calls and emails

The ICO continues to focus on Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and marketing calls and emails.  

French data protection regulator fines Google 50 million euros for GDPR breaches

French data protection regulator fines Google 50 million euros for GDPR breaches

On 21 January 2019 the data protection regulator in France (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des libertés, known as the “CNIL”) imposed the f ...

FCA Business Plan: What we can expect in the year ahead

FCA Business Plan: What we can expect in the year ahead

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published its 2019/2020 Business Plan outlining its key priorities and planned activities for the y ...

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: disclosure in English civil proceedings overrides Iranian Sharia law on privacy

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: disclosure in English civil proceedings overrides Iranian Sharia law on privacy

A slew of recent cases has illustrated the English court’s approach to evidence sought in the context of multi-jurisdictional proceedings and investig ...