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Employees and the use of mobile phones at work

In a Verizon Mobile Security Index 2020 Executive Summary, almost 40% of the organisations surveyed in 2020 said they had experienced a mobile-related compromise and the percentage of companies reporting a compromise has grown by 41% since 2018.

Family office feature: In conversation with Heather Maizels

Jersey Finance UK Director, Robert Moore, spoke to UK-based Senior Advisor at Charles Russell Speechlys, Heather Maizels, to gain insights into their family office clients and what they look for from a jurisdiction.

Heathrow Expansion – what next?

The construction of a third runway to the north-west of Heathrow Airport has long been the subject of controversy and has attracted its fair share of political debate. The Department for Transport claims the privately funded £14 billion runway could create an additional 16 million long-haul seats by 2040 along with £61 billion of economic […]


Eversheds puts equity on pedestal

EVERSHEDS has introduced more stringent appraisal measures for fixed-share partners who have aspirations of entering the firm’s equity. As part of its remuneration structure review, the national firm will now hold regular appraisals throughout the year in addition to formal annual performance development reviews. Eversheds managing partner Lee Ranson said: “We want to align performance […]


Ashurst revenues down by 7 per cent

Ashurst has reported a seven per cent drop in global revenues for the 2008-09 financial year. The silver circle firm announced total revenue of £301m, which is down from £323m at the end of the 2007-08 financial year. While the firm is yet to announce its average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure, managing partner […]

DocGenix snares lawyer from parent A&O

US derivatives IT company DocGenix, which is majority owned by Allen & Overy (A&O), has turned to the firm for the hire of its first UK-based in-house lawyer. Associate David Vincent has joined DocGenix as director of legal and operations in the UK and will work alongside New York-based general counsel John Berry. Berry moved to the […]

Thirteen opt to defer Dentons training contracts

Thirteen future Denton Wilde Sapte trainees have taken up the firm’s offer of a payment of up to £10,000 to defer for 12 months. The firm originally contacted all future London trainees, who were due to start in September 2009, March 2010, March 2011 or September 2011 in April, inviting them to defer their start […]

Camerons gets flexi green light

CMS CAMERON McKenna has persuaded more than 90 per cent of its staff to sign up to its flexible working scheme, despite internal opposition to the plan. It is understood that just 50 per cent of employees had agreed to the scheme a week before the deadline on Friday 29 May. But after a concerted […]

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