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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 […]

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Booth cleared of professional misconduct

PRIVATE pupillage arr-angements are to be investigated by the Bar Council following allegations of misconduct against Cherie Booth QC by a right-wing pressure group. The professional conduct committee has cleared Booth, of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, of professional misconduct following the Freedom Association’s claims she risked “bringing the Bar into disrepute” in bypassing her chambers’ […]

Malcolm Swift on the appointment of "representative" judges

Solicitors think that, in order to satisfy the Government’s policy of attempting to make the judiciary more representative of the community, they should be appointed to be judges in far greater numbers. The Law Society’s head of professional policy, Russell Wallman, is quoted as saying that “performance as an advocate is given too great a […]

Lockley: Spearheads review

“THE Need to do better in getting over our message to the profession,” is cited by Law Society secretary general John Hayes as a key reason for the Chancery Lane administrative shake-up. But Council member Martin Mears, the anti-Chancery Lane presidential candidate, is unimpressed. “It’s a mere bureaucratic reshuffle without any significance whatsoever,” he says. […]

Catching up with Europe

Each year as the ties between the European Union’s member states strengthen, lawyers are being asked to increase their knowledge of legislation coming out of the continent. But now, as the Law Society prepares to introduce a new European element to legal training, some people are questioning whether the education system is adequate in preparing […]

Hunt's legal bills queried

LAWYERS for the Quantock stag hunt are demanding payment for a barrister’s hunting trip as part of their £250,000 claim for costs against Somerset County Council. Sir Robert Carnwath QC, now a judge, made the outing with the Devon and Cornwall hunt in preparation to challenge Somerset’s attempt to ban the Quantock (pictured above). The […]

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