Even before the advent of the Coronavirus, two major factors were already impacting upon the global insurance industry, namely, the beginning of a hardening market and the potential results of Brexit.
The increased use of digital communications and Apps on PCs, laptops, smart phones, and tablets has seen a major shift in the way consumers and organisations use and manage data and information.
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 pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.
Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.
By Paul Slevin Everyone accepts that these are difficult times and that none of us have been here before. So, by far the best option is to be realistic in your forecasting both on sales and on costs. Doing business will become more expensive as disrupted supply chains appear, reduced volumes lead to high unit […]
By Marc Kish, Gemma Lardner, Oliver Payne, Jeremy Snead Introduction It is trite law that where a petition debt is disputed in good faith and on substantial grounds, the ordinary practice of the Court is to dismiss or strike out the winding up petition. However, this principle is more easily applied in theory than in […]
By Philip Pepper The Chancellor has announced an expansion of the Job Support Scheme to support businesses required to close due to local or national lockdowns How will the expansion to the scheme work? Companies who are legally required to shut for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions will be given […]
By Gregory Campbell, Chirag Zaveri In the first year and a half since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, over 275,000 complaints were filed and over £400M in fines issued. Some 70% of surveyed businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as […]
By Marija Vlajković and Andrea Lazarevska It has been exactly eight months since the Republic of North Macedonia adopted the new Law on Personal Data Protection (“Law“), largely in compliance with the GDPR, entering into force only a few days after it was promulgated. Controllers and processors were afforded 18 months in which to align their […]
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Ashurst and Reed Smith have acted on JPIMedia Group’s sale of its printing plants to the owner of the Daily Mail. As part of the deal, dmg media has acquired JPIMedia Print Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries across three print sites – Dinnington, Portsmouth and Carn in Northern Ireland. Ashurst acted for regional publisher JPI, […]
Clyde & Co has parted ways with Scottish real estate firm Simpson & Marwick, just five years after the firms merged. The firms merged in October 2015, marking Clydes’ first foray into Scotland. Now Simpson & Marwick has decided to go it alone, with its 26-strong residential property team moving to new offices. Simpson & […]
Ashurst has made 15 partner promotions, six months after it announced this year’s round would be delayed as part of its precautionary Covid-19 measures. Four of the new promotions are based in London, with one partner in global loans, real estate, finance regulatory and dispute resolution apiece. None of the quartet are understood to have […]
Baker McKenzie is debuting a global innovation subsidiary that will collaborate with lawyers across different practices to develop products as part of a large-scale investment in new solutions. The firm is investing more than $2m in a pilot around a new global arm, called Reinvent, that will be led by London IP partner Ben Allgrove, […]
JMW has made 19 redundancies, including seven fee-earners in its property team. The firm said that 19 roles had been redundant, including six Manchester fee-earners in real estate commercial, and one in London. It did not specify which departments the remaining twelve roles were in. Their employment completes on 31st October. JMW said that the […]
The issue of how best to reward partners never goes away What are the biggest quandries for law firm leaders right now? It’s a long list: staff wellbeing, business stability, strides in diversity and client satisfaction, but another never-ending problem is how to keep the partnership happy. Often that involves a complete overhaul of a […]