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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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Taylor Wessing loses privilege appeal in long-running data row

There was yet another twist in the case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing today, as the Court of Appeal ruled that the firm could not rely on legal advice privilege in the matter of a data request from a former client. Taylor Wessing was up against McDermott Will & Emery and two silks from Serle Court […]

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Knights’ growth spurt continues with acquisition of two more mid-tier stalwarts

Listed law firm Knights has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of two firms in the UK 100-200 bracket. Shulmans of Leeds and ASB Law of Crawley are the latest firms to be taken over, following a spate of acquisitions including North West firm Turner Parkinson; Leicester-based Spearing Waite and Cummins Solicitors, as well […]

The virus is not the only crisis

It’s hard to think of anything else right now other than the coronavirus, but the world doesn’t stop, and you might have noticed that there is another weighty issue that has also made the leap from global public consciousness into the legal market, particularly over the past year: climate change. Largely thanks to the efforts […]

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