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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 […]


Failed merger nets Herbert Smith £1m

Herbert Smith could be taking home as much as £1m for its work on the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) failed merger with Deutsche Börse. The full line-up included Herbert Smith, Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch and PricewaterhouseCoopers. A £6m sum has been put aside for the advisers to the LSE. Schroders will probably take […]

allied leisure

Just as the Hyder controversy begins to die down, the Takeover Panel is hitting the headlines yet again, this time in connection with Allied Leisure’s sale to Georgica. The contentious issue this time is how more than 50 per cent of fund managers with a stake were able to sell the company to former rival […]

5D Solutions

5D Solutions £15m sale of digital publishing division to Global Graphics. Vendor advised by Lewis Silkin (Philip Lamb), Global Graphics advised by Walker Morris (Ian Gilbert).


Issuer: British TelecommunicationsAdviser to issuer: Linklaters & Alliance on UK law

Matrix raids rival sets for commercial gain

Matrix is continuing its raid on magic circle sets as it shifts its focus from public law to the commercial arena. Former solicitor general of Australia Gavan Griffiths, door tenant at Essex Court, specialises in commercial law and will become an associate tenant at the 33-strong set. His practice includes sitting as an arbitrator at […]

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