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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Eder J rules in favour of SFO in latest stage of Tchenguiz documents dispute

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has won a High Court application that prohibits Stephenson Harwood using previously public documents related to the Tchenguiz brothers’ case in separate proceedings in Guernsey. Mr Justice Eder ruled on Wednesday (1 April) in favour of an order that restricts collateral use of approximately 600 confidential documents that were originally […]

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Tom Wells, a Sun reporter, is accused of paying public officials for stories. He has told the court that he was unaware that his contacts were classified as public officials or that his actions could be considered criminal. He is accused of paying two prison guards for information about murderer Jon Venables and an immigration […]

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Hot 100 alumni: Charlotte Harris, Kingsley Napley

“Do you remember super-injunction spring?” asks Charlotte Harris. Media lawyer Harris’ listing in The Lawyer Hot 100 came at a critical time for media law and press freedom. The Trinity Mirror hacking claims continue to rumble on, but Harris was there long ago. She spearheaded the practice at Manchester’s JMW and went on to clock […]

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TLT to defend 26 ex-Halliwells partners against million-pound claim by firm’s liquidators

A group of 26 ex-Halliwells partners have instructed TLT to defend them in their battle with the defunct firm’s liquidators, which is seeking millions of pounds from them. The liquidator claims the fixed share partners knew about the firm’s insolvency before it went into formal administration, which the group dispute. The law firm’s collapse in […]

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