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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 […]


Euro division

Investors must understand the implications of the euro before they can reap the benefit, say John Cronin and Fergus Gillen. John Cronin and Fergus Gillen are solicitors at McCann FitzGerald. On 1 January 1999, Ireland will be one of the 11 member states that will substitute its existing currency for the euro, thus participating in […]

Will Mears stand yet again?

Former Law Society president Martin Mears is understood to be considering standing once again for the presidency in this summer’s elections. If Mears does stand it will be his fourth successive contest following victory in 1995 and defeats by Tony Girling and Phillip Sycamore in the last two years. However, there is speculation that Mears […]

Law Society's big joke on small firms

Dugald Sproull is senior partner at Sproulls Solicitors in Cornwall. Dugald Sproull speaks out on behalf of the high street firm, and gives out a warning that, unless the cries for the plight of the smaller practice are heard, it may become a dying breed. I suspect there is a secret agenda to put the […]

Naming and shaming

Martin Bowley QC thinks that the Government should put its own legal team in order before attacking other lawyers. Martin Bowley QC is barrister at 36 Bedford Row. It is difficult to decide whether the Lord Chancellor Department’s (LCD’s) recent attempt to “name and shame” lawyers and firms who have received substantial sums from the […]

Commercial cream of the crop

When selecting a dream team, some players are always first to be picked. But what of their support? Mike Yuille reports. Mike Yuille is a freelance journalist. In a solicitor’s fantasy counsel team, some names are bound to be first choice. Of these, the most frequently mentioned is Jonathan Sumption QC of Brick Court Chambers. […]

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