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The future of work in a pandemic era

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life as we know it, forcing immediate recalibrations of how we work and live. Today, industries across the globe are considering the future of work in a pandemic era, making difficult decisions with the best information on hand, against various unknowns. They know that reopening and perhaps even redefining the workplace means successfully working through incredible uncertainty.

What does the future hold for cybersecurity?

With any security policy now and in the future, leaders need to remember the fundamentals of what they are trying to achieve. Everyone wants their business to do well and be successful, and that means protecting data, while keeping business critical systems up and running efficiently. Already today, we’re putting a focus on security – and have seen new compliance laws in relation to that. Requiring compliance with regulation is just one way of trying to force the market to adopt minimum acceptable standards. But this is just that – the minimum – and every business leader needs to aim higher than that level.

Financial services investigations and enforcement monthly round up

A round-up of recent enforcement actions and investigations in the financial services sector. This month in summary: FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation ICO fines company £130,000 for unauthorised pensions cold calls FCA publicly censures former Worldspreads CEO for market misconduct FCA scraps half its criminal probes into money-laundering breaches   FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation.


Herbies moves to boost arbitration team in Paris

Herbert Smith is “rebalancing” its arbitration practice by moving partner Michael Young to Paris in a bid to bulk up in the French capital. Young will be permanently based in Herbert Smith’s Paris office from September, where he will continue the international arbitration work he has been doing in London. Young told The Lawyer: “My […]

Brand new approach

Modern firms need a brand identity. The right training can be a cost-effective way to ensure a consistent message. By Fiona Cunningham In conducting a review of training needs, matters such as increasing knowledge and developing skills are taken as read. These are the expected outputs from any investment in training, but with planning and […]

Court of Appeal cases fall as Lords continues apace

The number of cases reaching the Court of Appeal is continuing to drop, while the House of Lords remains busy with a slew of administrative and public law issues. Research carried out for The Lawyer UK 100 Annual Report 2006 shows that barristers in the UK’s top 30 sets appeared in the Court of Appeal […]

Kirkpatrick axes lockstep as guarantee period ends

The London end of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham is ditching its modified lockstep system at the beginning of next year when the two-year integration period for the UK firm comes to an end. At the time of the 1 January 2005 merger of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart and Nicholson Graham & Jones, both parties agreed […]

Hammonds celebrates as Football League fight ends

Hammonds is celebrating after its fight with the Football League finally came to an end today (4 August). In June Mr Justice Rimer handed down judgment in the League’s claim against Hammonds forerunner Edge Ellison, finding that the firm was not guilty of negligence in advice it gave over contracts with ONDigital (now ITV Digital). […]

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