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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 […]


Legal Widow

The Lawyer likes to play a cruel game with trainees who aren’t sure of being retained. It’s called: “What you could do if you never make it as a lawyer Ideas include: going back to university and doing media studies, because three million other students can’t be wrong; retraining as a legal secretary, or as […]

Cobbetts in Brussels alliance

Leeds and Manchester firm Cobbetts has formed an EU alliance with Brussels competition and trade law specialist Stanbrook & Hooper. The link-up is non-exclusive but the firms will pitch together to potential clients for EU law work and will engage in joint seminars and other marketing activities. Stanbrooks has similar alliances with other firms, including […]

Government urges pro bono protocol

The Government is asking law firms to sign up to a pro bono protocol that for the first time defines what legal pro bono should be. Clifford Chance is the only City firm to sign the protocol so far, which was issued by the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith’s pro bono working party. Other firms regard […]

Staying power

He’s a perfect gentleman and one of the top defamation lawyers. How will Martin Kramer fit in at the new Addleshaw Goddard? asks Naomi Rovnick

4 Essex Court boosts commercial by four

The chambers of 4 Pump Court has been hit by the loss of three tenants, including respected commercial specialist Lindsay Boswell QC, to shipping and commercial chambers 4 Essex Court, which has also hired the eminent Littleton Chambers silk Julian Malins QC. The hires, which bring the number of tenants to 44, including 13 silks, […]

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