Covid-19: Fraud and Cybercrime

Available to: Everyone

Recorded 16th July 2020

According to numerous news reports, incidences of fraud and cybercrime have increased considerably during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a suggested link to the increase in home working. In this webinar, Rebecca McGuirk and Jamie De Souza from Trowers and Hamlins will examine some of the key implications in the context of both commercial and employment law. The webinar will look at financial pressures increasing the risk of fraud; disgruntled employees disrupting your business; data, confidentiality and working from home; tackling cybersecurity; and strategies to mitigate the risk of cyberattack.


  • Rebecca McGuirk, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Rebecca has specialised in employment law for 20 years and acts for a wide range of clients including those in the public, private and third sector. She has particular experience of advising on TUPE; large scale redundancies and new restructures; changing terms and conditions of employment; dealing with unions; equal pay issues; regulatory issues such as HMRC and senior executive departures. Rebecca regularly advises and represents clients in respect of employment tribunal claims and has recently dealt with complex claims involving whistleblowing and discrimination.

  • Jamie De Souza, Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins

Jamie specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has substantial experience of advising clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes and providing risk management advice. His experience includes advising clients in relation to high value and complex fraud claims and injunctive relief. Jamie's clients include businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and SMEs through to PLCs, and individuals. He is experienced in advising public and private sector clients, including those within the manufacturing and engineering sector and professional service providers.

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