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Posted in April 2016

cyber security

Society fights threat to client privacy »

On April 21st, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By Michael Cross » MPs are considering proposals backed by the Law Society to protect legally privileged communications from state interception as the government’s Investigatory Powers Bill begins the committee stage of its process through the House of Commons. Professional bodies including the Law Society and Bar Council have joined forces to condemn the lack […]

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Conveyancers held liable for rogue client »

On April 19th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By John Hyde » Conveyancers on both sides of a transaction are liable for the actions of a rogue seller who committed a £470,000 property fraud, the High Court has ruled. His Honour Judge Pelling said that Windsor firm A’Court & Co made no serious attempt to comply with anti-money laundering regulations to prevent the […]

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Panama puts secrecy under the spotlight »

On April 13th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By Chloe Smith and Michael Cross » A leak of 11 million documents spanning several decades from a Panama law firm has put the role of lawyers in company and trust formations and property transactions under worldwide scrutiny. Panama City firm Mossack Fonseca vigorously denies any wrongdoing. In a statement it said the documents, which […]

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M&A Hack Attack On 48 Elite Law Firms »

On April 10th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By Chloe Smith » Hackers are understood to have breached the security systems of at least one major international law firm as a long-predicted cyber espionage scenario has become reality. Reports from the US say that two magic circle firms were among 48 top firms to be targeted by attackers seeking inside information on mergers […]

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