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Cherie under the microscope again as Brand Blair suffers another bad week

Cherie under the microscope again as Brand Blair suffers another bad week | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Lawyer and ex-resident of No 10’s media portrayal is often as stinging as that of her PM-turned-consultant husband. But is she right in saying ‘I just couldn’t win’?
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Two powerful female lawyers head to head makes for good publicity, yet the dark side and the wider public interest dilemma is thrown to the fore.  While taxi cab rule of taking whoever comes along applies in the UK, it does not overseas.  

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Skandia name to disappear as group rebrands to Old Mutual Wealth - Investment Week

Skandia name to disappear as group rebrands to Old Mutual Wealth - Investment Week | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Skandia name to disappear as group rebrands to Old Mutual Wealth Investment Week Old Mutual Wealth chief executive Paul Feeney (pictured) said: "We are incredibly proud of our Skandia heritage and in fact we want to reignite the Skandia passion for...
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Collaboration in the NHS is more difficult than ever before - The Information Daily

Collaboration in the NHS is more difficult than ever before - The Information Daily | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
The Information Daily Collaboration in the NHS is more difficult than ever before The Information Daily Each organisation operating in a local health economy has their own (different) regulator: Monitor for Foundation Trusts; the Trust Development...
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Dublin's ranking as a financial centre continues to plummet - Irish Times

Dublin's ranking as a financial centre continues to plummet - Irish Times | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Dublin's ranking as a financial centre continues to plummet Irish Times Dublin has slid to 70th place in a ranking of 83 global financial centres,behind smaller centres like Guernsey (67), Cayman Islands (54) and Gibraltar (53), and far behind...
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Insurance investor steps up challenge to FSC with letter before action - Gibraltar Chronicle

Insurance investor steps up challenge to FSC with letter before action - Gibraltar Chronicle | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Insurance investor steps up challenge to FSC with letter before action Gibraltar Chronicle The row between Southern Rock director Arron Banks and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has been notched up after Mr Banks placed a £60,000 full...
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Gibraltar finalises, publishes insurance-linked securities (ILS) guidelines - Artemis.bm (blog)

Captive Insurance Times Gibraltar finalises, publishes insurance-linked securities (ILS) guidelines Artemis.bm (blog) Gibraltar's financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), has finalized and published its guidelines for...
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Bar Standards Board applies to regulate entity licensing; unlikely to regulate ABSs until 2015

Bar Standards Board applies to regulate entity licensing; unlikely to regulate ABSs until 2015 | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
The Bar Standards Board has confirmed the submission of its application to regulate new business entities to the Legal Services Board, but this will not include alternative business structures.
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New Chair of the Bar Standards Board announced - Net Law Media

New Chair of the Bar Standards Board announced - Net Law Media | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced that Sir Andrew Burns KCMG has been appointed as the new Chair of the BSB with effect from 1 January 2015.
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BSB publishes Annual Report for 2013-14 - Net Law Media

BSB publishes Annual Report for 2013-14 - Net Law Media | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
The Bar Standards Board has now published its 2013-14 Annual Report, which outlines the significant progress we have made towards our strategic aims.
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SRA takes too long to approve applications, ABSs say - Legal Futures

SRA takes too long to approve applications, ABSs say - Legal Futures | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
SRA takes too long to approve applications, ABSs say Legal Futures Firms applying for alternative business structure (ABS) status believe the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) takes too long to approve applications and its staff are too...
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BSB bids to improve barristers' reporting of certain diversity data - from ... - Legal Futures

BSB bids to improve barristers' reporting of certain diversity data - from ... - Legal Futures | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
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BSB bids to improve barristers' reporting of certain diversity data - from ...
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority is at the end of a prolonged battle to ensure firms returned data for its latest collection exercise.
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Partners in the spotlight as a fifth of firms report "competence failures" - Legal Futures

Partners in the spotlight as a fifth of firms report "competence failures" - Legal Futures | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Legal Futures Partners in the spotlight as a fifth of firms report "competence failures" Legal Futures Almost a fifth of firms have reported “failures in competent legal service delivery” in the last 12 months, a major study for the Solicitors...
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BSB unlikely to regulate ABSs until 2015

BSB unlikely to regulate ABSs until 2015 | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is unlikely to become an ABS licensing authority until 2015 and will not be regulating non-ABS firms, such barrister-only practices, before October this year, it has emerged.
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SRA confirms next phase of regulatory reform - The Lawyer

SRA confirms next phase of regulatory reform - The Lawyer | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
SRA confirms next phase of regulatory reform
The Lawyer
During the summer, the Solicitor's Regulation Authority (SRA) has been consulting on six specific aspects of regulatory reform.
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Independent review shows Bar Standards Board’s complaints handling process “fair, consistent, and well-reasoned” - Net Law Media

Independent review shows Bar Standards Board’s complaints handling process “fair, consistent, and well-reasoned” - Net Law Media | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Decisions made by the Bar Standards Board’s Professional Conduct Department, which deals with complaints about professional misconduct by barristers, are “fair, consistent, and well-reasoned”, according to an independent review of the regulator’s...
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Dublin slips to 70th in financial centre rankings - Irish Times

Dublin slips to 70th in financial centre rankings - Irish Times | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Dublin slips to 70th in financial centre rankings
Irish Times
... fell back four places to 70th in the survey of 83 financial centres.
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We need more independence, BSB director says

We need more independence, BSB director says | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Dr Vanessa Davies, director of the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has made it clear that the regulator will push for more independence in the future.
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BSB not expecting barrister rush to create entities

BSB not expecting barrister rush to create entities | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is not expecting the introduction of entity regulation to lead to many barristers joining forces in a single business, it has emerged.

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SRA set to end annual 'keeping of the roll' exercise - Legal Futures

SRA set to end annual 'keeping of the roll' exercise - Legal Futures | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Scotsman SRA set to end annual 'keeping of the roll' exercise Legal Futures The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to press ahead with plans to stop the annual exercise of checking whether non-practising solicitors want to stay on the...
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LSB attacks SRA's “over-engineered” approach to MDPs and non-lawyer owners - Legal Futures

LSB attacks SRA's “over-engineered” approach to MDPs and non-lawyer owners - Legal Futures | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Legal Futures LSB attacks SRA's “over-engineered” approach to MDPs and non-lawyer owners Legal Futures The LSB said the drafting of the SRA's plans for approving multi-disciplinary practices (MDPs) seemed to “imply a continuing belief that the SRA...
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LSB attacks Bar Council's “extreme reluctance” to adapt to market conditions - Legal Futures

LSB attacks Bar Council's “extreme reluctance” to adapt to market conditions - Legal Futures | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Legal Futures LSB attacks Bar Council's “extreme reluctance” to adapt to market conditions Legal Futures The Legal Services Board (LSB) has said the Bar Council's response to the Jeffrey review illustrated its “extreme reluctance” to “look forward...
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Barrister who lied about career to be disbarred - Law Gazette

Barrister who lied about career to be disbarred - Law Gazette | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Barrister who lied about career to be disbarred
Law Gazette
Head of professional conduct at the Bar Standards Board Sara Jagger said: 'Instances of dishonesty among the bar are taken very seriously.
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ABSs capture a third of personal injury market, SRA research reveals - Legal Futures

ABSs capture a third of personal injury market, SRA research reveals - Legal Futures | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Legal Futures ABSs capture a third of personal injury market, SRA research reveals Legal Futures The research, by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, also suggested that ABSs are bringing new resource to areas where there are barriers to access to...
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Fund groups to improve direct investor service - Financial Times

Fund groups to improve direct investor service - Financial Times | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
Fund groups to improve direct investor service Financial Times Last year, Threadneedle launched a new online portal for direct clients, while JPMorgan recently repositioned its Wealth Manager Plus platform for direct investors, offering solely...
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SRA slashes ABS licensing backlog

SRA slashes ABS licensing backlog | Influence Inc Ref | Scoop.it
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has slashed its backlog of ABS licensing applications from 142 in January 2013 to 52 in April this year, it has emerged.
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