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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 […]



Finers acted for Greycoat on the £31.5m sale of its Buckingham Estate in the West End of London to Langbourn Property Investment Services, advised by SJ Berwin & Co.

Nurse made associate at Alexander Harris

A MIDWIFE has been made an “associate” at niche Manchester medical negligence firm Alexander Harris & Co, in what is thought to be the first appointment of its kind. Midwife Debbie Murphy’s promotion means a “rise in status” at the firm where she has worked for five years and the inclusion of her name on […]

Hampel Committee's supercode lacks clarity

An addition to the stock exchange’s listing rules should be a guide to good practice. Instead its forerunner pulls its punches and invites misinterpretation, says Paul Manser. Paul Manser is a corporate partner at Taylor Joynson Garrett. Will the London stock exchange’s proposed “supercode” improve corporate governance? Formulated by the Hampel Committee, and a consolidation […]

Irvine launches racism probe against Appeal Court judges

In an unusual move, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, is to investigate whether three Court of Appeal judges were racist towards prominent London solicitor Sarosh Zaiwalla. Lord Irvine launched his investigation after Zaiwalla, senior partner of London firm Zaiwalla & Co, wrote to him about the conduct of the Lords Justices Simon Brown, Waller and […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Nick Armstrong

Nick Armstrong was born in Durham in 1970. He is a trainee solicitor at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield and also chair of the Trainee Solicitors’ Group. What was your first job? Child actor. I was Drew Barrymore’s stunt double on E.T. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £15,900. What would you have […]

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