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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

All you need is trust, trust is all you need?


Trust in politics, the media and big tech may be at an all-time low at the moment - for a variety of different reasons that it would take too long to go into - but trust is arguably the most important requirement for any successful fintech business. Whether you are a fintech with a direct to consumer proposition or provide innovative back-office technology solutions to banks and others, you need, and must earn, the trust of your customers. Fintechs need to do, and be seen to be doing, the right thing.

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Don’t get frozen out of the dispute – why engagement is as crucial in commercial litigation as in politics

With a general election in full swing there has been much excitement around the now-traditional televised debates between party leaders. However, the content of certain debates has arguably been overshadowed by the attendee lists, as various parties have elected either not to attend at all or to put forward someone other than the party leader as their representative. 

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Holding pre–termination negotiations (aka protected conversations)

You may already know that the concept of protected conversations is to allow employers the possibility of exploring with an employee the mutual termination of their employment (in return for a financial payment via a settlement agreement) without fear of anything said by the employers  being used against them should negotiations breakdown and a tribunal claim be raised.

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