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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 […]

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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.

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Pinsents’ client base to shrink with rejig

Pinsent Curtis is shaking up its client base as part of a national strategy review. The decision is part of a programme intended to shift the firm from a regional to national position. The election of a national management board last year was one of the first changes. But the firm is now in a […]

Legislation is overdue

Mike Tyler, in his article “Corporate killing law misses the mark” (12 June), actually does something similar as regards his reasoning behind his criticism of the latest Corporate Homicide Bill. The Government, judiciary and legal profession have all stood back as workers have been killed as a result of directors placing profit before safety. Time […]

Fraud expert Bueno quits Littleton

Littleton Chambers is losing one of its top commercial silks less than six months after hiring him. Antonio Bueno QC, who was head of chambers at 5 Paper Buildings before joining Littleton at the beginning of the year, is leaving. Renowned for his banking and commercial fraud expertise, Bueno is disciplinary tribunal chairman of the […]

Macfarlanes smashes magic circle pay scale

Macfarlanes has upped the ante in the assistant salary war by raising its rates above magic circle levels. Following the firm’s annual pay review this month, assistants with between 12 and 18 months post-qualification experience can expect to receive £50,000 a year. It is understood that newly qualifieds will get 8-10 per cent less than […]

Davis Polk appoints Shearmans partner

Top New York firm Davis Polk & Wardwell is laterally hiring a partner from Shearman & Sterling to boost its Californian office. Capital markets lawyer Alan Deneberg has investment banking clients, including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston, and a strong corporate client base. He is following Bill Kelly to the firm’s […]

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