One of the hats I wear is as Non Exec Director of Baird & Co, precious metals refiners and dealers. Big debate about gold and bitcoins , both of which are currency with no intrinsic value. Difference is that you can touch gold, store it in a safe place and know that your investment is properly regulated ! Interesting article on this in Business Insider today.
More news from the front line. It now takes about 10-15 working days for the Admin Court to issue a JR Claim. meanwhile, HMRC sit on £1.8 million of the client's money. At a time when HMG should be encouraging clients to do business in the U.K, the court system is so starved of money, the system grinds to a halt.
This week Collyer Bristow welcomed new Partner Nigel Brahams to the #Corporate and #Commercial team. His arrival further strengthens the firm’s corporate offering and brings additional expertise in #FinTech and non-contentious #financial services, complementing our existing strength in banking & financial disputes. Read more about Nigel and get in touch at: https://lnkd.in/eiDXGsB
It seems Uber's in house counsel has resigned over the sensational news that Uber kept quiet for months over the hacking of their system and the hacker's access to the personal data of millions of customers and drivers. It appeared to happen in the U.S but, if here, a serious and substantial breach of data protection principles.