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BCM – Recovery & Beyond

A business continuity plan is an essential tool for ensuring a business will survive a business impacting incident. 75% of companies without a business continuity plan will fail within 3 years of their first major incident and 20% of companies will suffer from a fire, flood, terrorism, power outage, roof damage or theft in any […]

The principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.



Addleshaws, Eversheds, SNR Denton to grow in Middle East as Trowers totters

A divergence of ­strategies is emerging in the Middle East, with some international firms expanding their presence in the region as others pull out. In the past week Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds and SNR Denton have all announced plans to bulk up in the region. Meanwhile, Trowers & Hamlins, which closed its Jeddah base recently, is understood to […]

Harbottle family chief ups sticks to niche firm

Harbottle & Lewis family head Tom Amlot has left the firm to join niche family boutique Alexiou Fisher Philipps (AFP) as its sixth partner. Amlot, who joined Harbottle on qualifying in 1999, said he was attracted to AFP after becoming intrigued by the idea of niche practices. “There was more support, more people and more […]

Bernardine Adkins

Bureaucracy-busters offer all-round value

Competition teams are vital to companies of all types, as The Lawyer Awards 2011 shortlist shows, says Joshua Freedman That the red tape-cutters of the competition and regulatory world are among the most valuable of all lawyers is hardly news. But the list of nominees for Competition/ Regulatory Team of the Year for The Lawyer […]


Trying times

The Balkan economic climate continues to be stormy, but the arrest of Ratko Mladic and Serbia’s modernisation drive as it bids for EU membership are signs of better days to come. Joanne Harris reports Serbia is hurtling towards a ­deadline. The country is ­seeking to confirm its candidacy to become a member of the EU […]

Work Life Quiz: James Maxey, Express Solicitors

What was your first-ever job? Summer work organising a nature learning centre. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Including a Part 36 offer in a trial bundle, causing the need for a new judge. ­Fortunately, one was ­available. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going […]

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