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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.

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The Far East has crashed, Brazil is teetering on the brink of economic disaster and in the UK, retail spending is in the doldrums. Yet commercial property lawyers say they are busier than ever. In fact, despite a slight cooling-off period in the latter stages of 1998, most predict steady growth this year. James Barnes, […]

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“Will you please stop using headlines that can only discourage the review of decisions that need to be changed.” – Andrew Pinder from Pinders takes umbrage at a “Lord Irvine climbdown” headline that appeared in The Lawyer. Sadly, the original headline, “Lord Irvine’s wise and judicious reconsideration, but not back-down, of earlier wise and judicious […]

IBA demand access to justice drive in Pakistan

The International Bar Association (IBA) is calling on lawyers in Pakistan to take action in the battle to improve access to justice and demanding judges to “stop meddling in politics”. In a report released on Friday, the IBA targets many areas that it believes require urgent action, including terrorism, children and wo-men’s issues, legal aid […]

In brief: Guy Stobart

Guy Stobart is stepping down after four years as managing partner at Bristol-based Burges Salmon. Paul Haggett, a litigation partner, will take over the role in the next month. Stobart says he will remain at Burges Salmon, which has doubled in size in the last five years, and continue to practise as finance partner in […]

Touch down after 504 days

Room GO28 at the Renaissance Hotel, overlooking Heathrow Airport’s constantly congested runways, is home to Britain’s unlikeliest legal office. What once was a bath, is now a makeshift filing cabinet, the wash basin vanity unit serves a tiny tea-making area, and, where once weary travellers flopped down to sleep, sits the desk of Craig Pile. […]

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