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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 […]

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A&O acts for Imperial on bond issue

Allen & Overy (A&O) has consolidated its relationship with new client Imperial Tobacco, advising on the company’s bond issue, which raised e2.8bn (£1.8bn).A&O won the work on the back of the advice it provided on the £3.2bn acquisition of Hamburg-based tobacco company Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken. A&O capital markets partner Stephen Miller said the bond issue represented […]

Will Ashursts' Continental push come too late to make its mark?

Ashursts has embarked on a belated hiring spree in Europe. Helen Power asks whether the firm has missed the boat Ashurst Morris Crisp is making a serious, if belated, push for the Continent. A foray into the Spanish market last November gave the firm a presence in a fifth key European jurisdiction.However, Ashursts has had […]

Hardwicke Bldg splits civil and criminal teams

Multidisciplinary set Hardwicke Building will split into two groups next month following the arrival of 16 civil barristers from Goldsmith Building From 4 July it will be known as Hardwicke Civil (incorporating its family capacity) and Hardwicke Criminal, although predominantly it will continue to operate as one set in its existing premises.The arrival of the […]

Zimbabwean Law Society heads arrested over letters

The president and executive secretary of the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) have been remanded on bail after they were arrested and detained for 48 hours last week for allegedly possessing ‘subversive’ documents It is likely the arrests are directly related to the strong stance taken by the Law Society against President Robert Mugabe and […]

Keeping up appearances

The Lawyer Awards 2001 honoured last year’s star players. So have they continued to ride the wave, or are they sitting back and soaking up the glory? Jennifer Currie finds out We are told that winning isn’t everything; it is the taking part that counts, right? Well, up to a point, because most people will […]

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