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The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.

The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]

Irish High Court directs remote hearing of witness action

COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

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Mayer Brown promotes three in London in 2020 partnership round

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Ashurst and Slaughters lead as Daily Mail owner buys i newspaper

Slaughter and May has secured the lead role for the Daily Mail and General Trust on its purchase of the ‘i’ newspaper, advised by Ashurst. Ashurst has been at the side of the ‘i”s owner Johnston Press since October 2018 when the publisher revealed it was putting the newspaper up for sale. Corporate partner and […]

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