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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.


The Solicitors’ Regulation Athority: The governor

The introduction of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority spells a dramatic shift for legal regulation. Steering the change is chief executive Antony Townsend Antony Townsend’s CV Place of birth: London Education: 1979: English Language and Literature, Oxford University Work history: 1980: Home Office – various roles, largely concerned with criminal justice policy 1990: Director of standards […]

Simmons, A&O lead on RPL increase

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Simmons & Simmons lead the revenue per lawyer (RPL) table off the back of combined increases in turnover and reductions in lawyer numbers. Simmons boosted its RPL to £375,000 by reducing lawyers by more than 150 and hiking revenue to £227m. Now employing few more than 500 lawyers, Simmons has […]

Forty per cent of companies are not ready for age discrimination laws

Over 40 per cent of employers have failed to train managers in how new age discrimination legislation will affect recruitment, according to a new survey carried out by Eversheds. The firm spoke to HR directors and senior managers in 150 companies to find out how ready they were for the introduction of the Employment Equality […]

Sex blackmail judges suspended as investigation launched

The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice have suspended the immigration judges at the centre of a sex blackmail case involving a Brazilian cleaner while the Office for Judicial Complaints carries out a preliminary investigation. A statement said: “The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice strongly believe that the public must have confidence in […]

The work-life quiz david steward

Name: David Steward Firm: Ince & Co Position: Business development partner Name: David Steward Firm: Ince & Co Position: Business development partner Lives: Near Cambridge Education: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Work history: 1980-82: Articled at Ince & Co 1988: Appointed to partnership What was your first-ever job?Tanning hides in Suffolk. What was your worst experience […]

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