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Honesty and Integrity: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

In the recently-released landmark judgment in the appeal of Francis v The JFSC,  Mr Francis’s legal team argued that the JFSC’s finding of lack of integrity was tantamount to a finding of dishonesty, albeit that the regulator had not made a separate finding of dishonesty. The Royal Court disagreed.  It found the position under English law was that the majority of the authorities support the conclusion that:

“A lack of integrity does not require dishonesty (although a finding of dishonesty necessarily includes a lack of integrity).”  

So no, honesty and integrity are not two sides of the same coin.

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