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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Do institutional clients threaten lawyer independence?

Last night I gave a talk at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London. Titled “Do Institutional Clients Threaten Lawyer Independence?” the short answer was a simple “yes”. Professional independence is conventionally considered both a hallmark and bulwark of professional practice, with collective independence – the idea of self-regulation – and individual […]

Charles Russell Speechlys takes over PIP defence from BLM

Charles Russell Speechlys has replaced BLM as lawyer to thousands of British women bringing a group claim over faulty breast implants, The Lawyer can reveal. Charles Russell Speechlys partner Prav Reddy came on the record last week (5 January), taking over from BLM product liability head Jim Sherwood. The case is listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings

The latest curated top legal briefings of the week With 2016 upon us many will be struggling to get back into the swing of their working day. After all, it can be hard after a week or two on holiday eating copious amounts of food and drinking too heavily. However, the festive period can be […]

Serjeants’ Inn’s John Beggs QC enters the Hot 100

John Beggs QC of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has been ranked as one of “the best lawyers in the business” with his inclusion in The Lawyer’s Hot 100. John, one of 10 barristers in this list, is described as “the  go-to man for a policeman facing the courts.” For the full report please click here.  

Revealed: the firms that hire most trainees from their paralegals

Exclusive research by Lawyer 2B has revealed the firms which recruit most heavily from their paralegal pool. Among the large firms which offered a significant number of training contracts to their own paralegals is Trowers & Hamlins, which recruited 40 per cent of its 2015 trainee intake from among its own paralegals. In August, Lawyer 2B […]

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