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BCM – Recovery & Beyond

A business continuity plan is an essential tool for ensuring a business will survive a business impacting incident. 75% of companies without a business continuity plan will fail within 3 years of their first major incident and 20% of companies will suffer from a fire, flood, terrorism, power outage, roof damage or theft in any […]

The principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

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Dewey Ballantine goes solo in London

US firm Dewey Ballantine is ending its alliance with City firm Theodore Goddard to establish its own independent London office. Managing partner of Dewey Ballantine in London, Brian Morris, said equal numbers of UK and US lawyers would be recruited for the new office. “We’re hoping to expand to 10 to 20 lawyers within six […]

In brief: Legal phone service extends to referrals

The Legal Protection Group, an insurance and legal services group linked to the Sun Alliance, has extended its existing telephone legal advice service, LawCall, to include a referral system. LawCall professional services is a joint venture between LawCall, LawNet, a national quality-assured solicitor network, and the chartered accountancy group UK 200. It provides subscribers with […]

No contract? No problem

Can’t secure a training contract? Then work in a Citizens’ Advice Bureau is worth considering. Not only will you clock up useful and relevant experience, but it can count towards qualification. Under a scheme recently agreed, the Law Society will now consider reducing the two-year training contract period for students with certain types of work […]

City firms tune in to media merger boom

Firms are gearing up for a spate of merger activity in the broadcasting sector to follow the passage of the Broadcasting Bill this summer. Stephen Cooke, partner at Slaughter and May, said: “The new rules will pave the way for further consolidation and we expect media groups to take advantage of the changes.” Slaughters is […]

Financings

Pinsent Curtis has been involved as advisers in the latest round of rail sell-offs. The firm advised Midland Bank which provided bond facilities in connection with franchises won by National Express to operate the Gatwick Express and Midlands Main Line services. Pinsents also acted for Singer & Friedlander merchant bank as sponsors and underwriters of […]

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