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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 […]

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Waterstones recruits new GC from Deloitte

Waterstones has appointed a new general counsel from Deloitte. Laila Aslam joins the bookstore as GC and company secretary after 12 years as an in-house counsel at Deloitte. At the Big Four accountancy firm, she specialised in contract negotiation and drafting risk management and legal advice and strategy. Aslam succeeds Waterstones former GC Alison Campbell, […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Oil giants spar over $340m in Clydes’ bank account

The High Court has said it will not drag the National Crime Agency (NCA) into a battle over whether a Saudi energy firm can access over $340m from a bank account held by Clyde & Co. The judge said that the NCA was not required to “explain itself” over whether Clydes would fall foul of […]

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Squires enters redundancy consultation with administrative roles at risk

Squire Patton Boggs is undertaking a redundancy consultation process in the UK, following the adoption of new ways of working amid the coronavirus pandemic. The process will affect a number of administrative staff in the firm’s City office. A firm spokesperson said: “The recent prolonged period of remote working has resulted in us adopting new more […]

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