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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 […]


Bar Council, Law Society work on Anglo-Chinese relations

Meanwhile, the Law Society and Bar Council have been working hard in an attempt to open up further the Chinese legal market to UK firms. Law Society president Kevin Martin and Bar Council chairman Stephen Hockman QC recently spent 10 days in Beijing and Shanghai, meeting Chinese officials to promote opportunities for cooperation between the […]

Uproar as TCC hands judges mediation role

A controversial new scheme in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), which will see judges mediating settlements for the first time, has sparked a blazing row in the alternative dispute resolution community. The pilot of the Court Settlement Process kicked off last week (1 June) and is set to run until next July. It will […]

Nearly home

Eversheds chief executive David Gray was reported to be “in ebullient mood” over the firm’s financial results (The Lawyer, 29 May). However, news reached Tulkinghorn recently that suggests  it was not the figures that cheered the Grayster, but something altogether more fundamental. Yes, the foundations for the firm’s brand spanking new offices were declared sound […]

South Africa’s biggest law firm merger waits on competition clearance

Edward Nathan and Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik are merging to create South Africa’s largest law firm. The merger, which is subject to clearance by the South African competition authority, is expected to be completed by September. The combined firm will have 113 partners and a turnover of in excess of 400m rand (£32m). The 290-lawyer firm […]

Skadden tempts Norton Rose partner away

Norton Rose has lost one of its newest partners to the London office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Arbitration and litigation specialist Bruce Macaulay was one of 23 associates promoted to the partnership with effect from 1 May 2006. Instead, he is due to join Skadden later this year. Macaulay focuses primarily on […]

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