Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by James MacNish Porter

Have you paid the price? Beware of ransomware

Have you paid the price? Beware of ransomware

Ransomware is recognised by many as one of the top current threats in cybersecurity. Of particular note is the August 2021 report by Accenture which r ...

Sector Focus: Public Transport

Sector Focus: Public Transport

Following on from our focus on the food manufacturing and education sectors, an additional sector which has recently fallen victim to the increasing w ...

ICO Notification Submitted? What Next? Other Bodies To Consider Notifying.

ICO Notification Submitted? What Next? Other Bodies To Consider Notifying.

In May’s edition of the Data and Cyber Bulletin we explored the key considerations for an organisation following a data breach. We noted the importanc ...

Victim of a cyber-attack? Key Considerations from DACB’s Cyber Team

Victim of a cyber-attack? Key Considerations from DACB’s Cyber Team

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent within our digital society. Here is a quick guide to the key considerations your organisation should ...

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 ...

Recoverability of Counsel’s Fees where a claim has exited the pre-action protocol

Recoverability of Counsel’s Fees where a claim has exited the pre-action protocol

Whilst the Introduction of the fixed costs regime was intended to provide certainty as to the costs which a successful party could recover, unfortunat ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Validly executed or not? – Electronic signatures

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Validly executed or not? – Electronic signatures

In today’s modern society, electronic signatures are used in place of handwritten signatures in many different types of transaction.

DAC Beachcroft Wealth & Asset Management Alert: FCA thematic review – asset management firms and the risk of market abuse

DAC Beachcroft Wealth & Asset Management Alert: FCA thematic review – asset management firms and the risk of market abuse

The FCA has recently reported on the findings from its thematic review into how asset management firms control the risk of committing market abuse. Th ...

Wealth & Asset Management Alert: Conflicts of interest - In-house investment products

Wealth & Asset Management Alert: Conflicts of interest - In-house investment products

Last week the FCA published the findings from its review of conflicts of interest arising from the use of in-house investment products by wealth manag ...