Howard Kennedy locks partners out of computers for failing to clock 7 hours work a day

Howard Kennedy has introduced a penalty system that locks fee-earners out of their computers if they fail to complete timesheets showing what work they have done each day.

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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.


New life for former Yorkshire Post site

Residential Real Estate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised the landowner on the sale of the former Yorkshire Post Gateway site on Wellington Street in Leeds City Centre. The landowner, Stirling Investments, has exchanged contracts to deliver a large 18 storey residential building offering 242 apartments aimed at the Private Rented Residential Sector (‘PRS’), along with […]

Justin Ripman, Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve distributes £2.4m in bonuses after record turnover

Employees at Mills & Reeve will share in the firm’s staff bonus pool of £2.4m, each receiving a firmwide reward after a year of financial growth. The staff bonus pool has grown 9 per cent from £2.2m to £2.4m for the 2021/22 financial year, meaning each employee received over £2,000 in July. Staff who had worked […]

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Capsticks opens in seventh UK location

Capsticks has opened an “office hub” in Colchester to support its new insurance team. The workspace opened in May 2022 and is located at Lodge Park Business Centre in Langham, a 15-minute drive from the heart of Colchester. The site has been initially created to support partner Natalie Simpkins and legal directors Edward Weaver and […]

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UK PEP at CMS finally hits £1m milestone

CMS’s UK average profit per equity partner (PEP) has broken through the £1m barrier, having fallen shy of the mark the year before, The Lawyer can reveal. The result shows a 14 per cent increase, from £912,000 to £1.04m. This growth is double that of the previous year, which saw UK PEP rise 7 per cent, from […]

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