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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.


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The great insurance landgrab

The consumer insurance market has seen a fierce tussle for territory. Have the mega-firms won or has the war just begun? Insurers sparked an epic land grab a few years ago when they began reducing their panels and putting the squeeze on fees. Meanwhile, added pressure was piling up on firms from regulatory change and the […]

European 100: which firms are thriving and which merely surviving?

After months of research, chasing firms for figures and crunching numbers, The Lawyer European 100 2014 was published this week. With the Eurozone finally nudging out of recession, the results show that a measure of confidence has returned to some European markets. After a difficult 2012, for instance, French firms by and large had extremely […]


BLP loans £2.65m to Lawyers on Demand for 20% stake

Lawyers on Demand’s (LoD) first set of accounts since being spun off from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) reveal that the firm gave LoD a £2.65m loan to allow it to acquire 20 per cent of the business for £2.8m. The BLP loan was omitted from the business’ first accounts filing but included in an amended […]

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Employment – Winning the peace

Employment lawyers are shifting their focus to non-contentious areas as the coalition promotes conciliation On 6 April the latest in a raft of recent employment reforms was introduced, compelling prospective claimants to contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) before lodging proceedings at the employment tribunal. A month into the regime, which was made […]

Legal Harmony: Devonshires Soliciors

Legal Harmony: Devonshires Solicitors

Devs Singers were initially formed in 2012 by Eileen Macqueen as part of Devonshires’ corporate social responsibility programme. Eileen is assisted in the running of the choir by Alice Overton – who managed to recruit me at the Introductory drinks even before my first day of work – and Simon Worley who is our deeds […]

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