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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 […]

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Eversheds manager on rough road to glory

What were you doing when you were three years old? Trying to shove square bricks into round holes? Drawing on walls? At three, Eversheds’ business support manager Nichola Anderson was already riding BMX bikes. And at seven she was British champion. During her career (that is, if you can call anything that a seven-year-old does […]

Australia’s Atanaskovic Hartnell launches base in City

Ten-partner Sydney Atanaskovic Hartnell has opened an office in London, reversing the trend for UK firms flocking to Australia. The firm’s four-lawyer London team is headed by founding and managing partner John Atanaskovic, who splits his time between Sydney and London. The London office, which practises mainly English law, intends to advise blue-chip UK and […]

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Paedophile victim sues LSC over ‘unmerited’ legal aid

A paedophile victim who was unable to recover compensation from her alleged attacker because he was granted legal aid is suing the Legal Services Commission (LSC) over the decision to award him the funding. The victim said she was left having to pay legal costs of more than £111,000 for a successful private claim against […]

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Eversheds offers alternative to partner with director role

Eversheds is introducing the role of legal director at the firm, as an alternative career path to partnership. Candidates will start applying for the new role before the end of 2011, with the first batch of promotions expected to be made in May 2012. In some offices outside the UK, legal directors will be known […]

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Apax secondment proves sticking point as Weil waits on funds star

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ new City funds team may have to start life without star associate Stephen Fox if the Clifford Chance hire does not return from a secondment at Apax Partners. Fox was widely tipped for partnership at the magic circle firm, but followed a team of three funds partners and a tax partner […]

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