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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.


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Lord McAlpine pursues legal action against Twitter users

Lord McAlpine’s solicitor Andrew Reid has pledged to sue everyone who tweeted his client’s name in relation to mistaken sexual abuse allegations. The RMPI lawyer has been instructed by former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine to negotiate a compensation settlement from the BBC for the Newsnight programme that linked him to historic child sex abuse in […]

BT’s Tikit to the legal market

The IT director of one top 20 firm today admitted he was “shocked” by BT’s acquisition yesterday of legal technology provider Tikit. ‘Shocked’, because comparatively this is a tiny company (it was a £64.2m deal) being acquired by a monolithic giant. What’s the plan, he wondered? Well, neither BT nor Tikit are saying much outside […]


Dundas & Wilson hit by senior corporate partner exit

Dundas & Wilson partner Michael Polson, who unsuccessfully stood for managing partner earlier this year, has resigned from the firm. Polson, who is a corporate partner in the firm’s Edinburgh office, handed in his resignation on Monday after 25 years at the firm. He has not yet negotiated his leaving date, nor is it clear […]

11KBW, Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills lead way on London Living Wage

The legal profession is leading the way in paying the London Living Wage, with 11KBW, Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills among almost 100 accredited companies. The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has published a list of the organisations which have adopted the scheme, which also includes Olswang, Mishcon de Reya, Lewis Silkin, Bates Wells & […]

Turcan Connell hires family law duo from Maclay Murray & Spens

Scottish private client firm Turcan Connell has hired a senior family law team from Maclay Murray & Spens to join its Glasgow office, which opened just over two months ago. Noel Ferry, head of family at Maclays, has joined Turcan Connell’s Glasgow office as a senior associate alongside senior solicitor Roger Mackenzie. Ferry specialises in […]

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