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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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Eversheds ponders its global strategy

EVERSHEDS is looking to expand in Europe and the Far East, either by opening its own offices or by linking up with an existing international alliance. Chairman Keith James said the firm would be appointing three senior partners “as soon as we can” to form a committee charged with the task of “implementing its international […]

Swiss refuse to remain neutral

The Swiss chocolate industry wins its fight to prevent Cadbury from marketing its Swiss Chalet chocolate, reports Roger Pearson. The fight in the Chancery Division between the Swiss chocolate industry and Cadbury is being viewed in intellectual property circles as one of the most important cases of its kind. The case, dubbed “bar wars”, centres […]

Property

Travers Smith Braithwaite advised developer Swan Hill Whiteley on a development and finance agreement for the construction of a £60m factory outlet. Lawrence Graham acted for Universities Superannuation Scheme.

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Ex-employee accuses MoD of negligence

A naval airman sues the MoD for allegedly exposing him to fumes, causing asthma that ended his career, reports Roger Pearson A negligence claim, in which the Ministry of Defence is being sued by a naval airman who claims he was left suffering from asthma as a result of exposure to glue while repairing equipment, […]

Pro Bono Watch

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 734 0534, e-mail lawyer.edit@chiron.co.uk, DX44700 Soho Square I read with interest the viewpoint page concerning the launch of the Pro Bono Watch campaign by The Lawyer. Pro bono work forms a very important part of a lawyer’s role in the community […]

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