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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 […]


Jonathan Sumption QC

Silks who make the cut at the Supreme Court

Successful Supreme Court silks are a special breed, with the same names dominating the most high-profile cases. Katy Dowell reports Only cases of the highest constitutional importance are heard in the Supreme Court. For many ­litigants it is the end of the legal line, so when it comes to picking counsel only the best will […]


Addleshaws joins social enterprise movement with new team

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a dedicated social enterprise team to support the growing momentum for public service reform. Comprised of specialists from all areas of the firm, including charities, corporate, employment, financial services, pensions and real estate, the 12-strong team will offer private, public or third sector organisations strategic legal advice relating to all aspects […]

Des Hudson

Is Law Society putting SRA cease-fire at risk with management clearout?

Law Society management was last week hit by a whirlwind that sees its six-strong top team either shifted out of the door or demoted. Desmond Hudson, the society’s chief executive, called staff meetings with almost no notice last ­Tuesday (8 November) to announce curtly that the existing structure was being binned and that a crack squad of three […]

HP unveils new-look global legal panel

Baker & McKenzie, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, have won roles on Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) new global panel of external advisers. It follows the review of HP’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) panel earlier this year (5 September 2011). US firms Dewey & LeBoeuf, […]


MoJ plans massive rise in court fees

Court fees charged to litigants are expected to soar after the Ministry of Justice said the High Court and Court of Appeal should be paid for by court-users rather than the taxpayer. The MoJ has launched a consultation on the fees arguing that the costs should be increased and proportionate to the value of the claim […]

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