Monthly Archives: April 2015

IFC partners with IOD Kenya to promote Corporate Governance

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Institute of Directors Kenya, (IOD), have entered into an partnership to promote best practices in corporate governance among businesses and institutions in Kenya, as part of IFC’s East Africa Corporate

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Corporate activism ‘profoundly’ good

“The role of the activist in the U.S. equity markets … has been to profoundly improve corporate governance in America,” Citadel hedge fund CEO Griffin said Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. “We can debate the

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Bank of Ghana institutes measures to enhance corporate governance in banks

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) in a bid to strengthen the country’s financial institutions, has instituted measures to enhance good corporate governance, Mr Raymond Amanfu, Director and Head of Other Financial Institutions Department of the BoG, has announced at Shama

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Oh law-d! University professor left red faced after accidentally sending her students a link to a porn site instead of a legal briefs article

A Philadelphia professor says she was “mortified” when she discovered that she inadvertently sent students a link to a porn site instead of an article about writing legal briefs. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Lisa McElroy, who

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Jackson: ‘Professional negligence’ could disappear as attitudes to professionals change

Professional negligence as a discrete body of law could disappear if restrictions on the liability of professionals continue to be swept aside as social attitudes towards them also change, Lord Justice Jackson has predicted. Jackson LJ, author ofJackson & Powell

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Ex-prisoner gets free burgers for one year after wrongly serving 36 years for murder

After spending 36 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, he had one thing on his mind – a burger and fries. Better still, a burger with cheese and bacon on top, like those he had seen

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EY hires 150 lawyers in India

The Indian arm of the global consultancy firm Ernst and Young has hired 150 lawyers to join a new vertical, e-Discovery which is part of its forensics arm. The group will provide back office support to law firms and will

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Board of directors composition of major companies below accepted norm

Although the framework of Indian corporate governance has been ranked as one of the best in the world, the composition of board of directors for major companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) is below accepted norms, an official

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Disbarred barrister jailed for defrauding parents of SEN children

A disbarred barrister was jailed for fraud last week after taking money from the parents of children with special educational needs but failing to appear at court. David John Abbott, from Peacehaven in Sussex, was jailed for two years and

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Student jailed for hacking into university computer system

A university student who hacked into a computer system to improve his grades is thought to be the first ever British student to be jailed for cheating. Jailed for four months, Imran Uddin, a student at the University of Birmingham,

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Meet the solicitor-pop-star more popular than her law firm

Slaughter and May (S&M) associate, Serena Kern, could teach the firm’s marketing department a thing or two — the lawyer-turned-pop-star has amassed a loyal following of more than 57,000 on Facebook alone. Kern — who’s been an associate at S&M since 2013

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10 revision tips from people who have nailed law exams

Trainee solicitors, barristers and law lecturers distil their exam preparation wisdom: Emma Reid, trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills “Use examiners’ reports: they help you avoid common pitfalls when answering questions.” Stuart Harris, trainee solicitor at RPC “Think outside your

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