How Simplyhealth’s GC transformed his in-house legal team
After joining insurance provider Simplyhealth in 2016, Jon Jansen-Alder, its general counsel and company secretary, embarked on a programme of transformation to align the legal team with the needs of the business
In Dell Emerging Markets (EMEA) Ltd v Systems Equipment Services SARL, Mr Justice Henshaw handed down sentences of between nine and 18 months to the directors of one of Dell’s Lebanese distributors for procuring breaches of anti-suit injunctions. The Defendant (“SETS”) was a non-exclusive distributor of Dell products in Lebanon under an international distributorship agreement […]
The final provisions of the Isle of Man Charities Registration and Regulation Act 2019 (2019 Act) came into force 1 April 2020. Whilst, the 2019 Act updates the registration and regulation provisions which were previously contained in the Charities Registration Act 1989 (1989 Act), it does not consolidate all of the Charities Acts. The main […]
Stevens & Bolton LLP invested in HighQ in 2019 as part of its commitment to service quality improvement, and the firm is already seeing a number of benefits for its own business too. Adopting HighQ has resulted in process efficiencies, more engaged clients and new business opportunities, and this is just the beginning of the […]
The Health and Safety Executive have clarified that, in certain limited circumstances, employers do have an obligation make to a report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, or RIDDOR.
Electronic signatures have been suddenly gaining traction and interest as the governmental measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 make it difficult for contracting parties to sign agreements with wet ink, in the traditional manner. Swiss law provides for certain categories of electronic signatures. In particular, a qualified electronic signature legally equates to the traditional […]
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The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has decided that the SRA’s case against Baker McKenzie and former partner Gary Senior will be heard remotely on April 27. The case was adjourned in November 2019, after nine days because former HR director Martin Blackburn, who was also referred to the tribunal by the SRA, was unable to appear […]
Taylor Wessing has put in place a series of measures to weather the Covid-19 health crisis and its financial fallout. The firm has decided to withhold distribution of profits to its partners, also choosing to sign onto the UK Government’s furlough scheme. It is understood that the firm is furloughing at least 20 people, both […]
Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced two new banking and corporate heads, coming swiftly after the firm’s leadership election results. Philip Bowden has been reappointed as global co-head of banking, with Hong Kong-based Vicki Liu stepping into the role of co-head alongside him. She succeeds Amsterdam-based Andrew Thomas, who was in the position for four […]
Reed Smith has struck a deal with Elevate for its Leeds service centre, in a move that will enable the US firm to start offering a flexible resourcing service. As part of the multi-year agreement, the value of which was not disclosed by the parties, Elevate will support the firm’s lawyers in the EMEA regions […]
Mayer Brown has launched an emergency service to support staff with problems working from home, as the number of technical issues rise in a remote working environment. The service, called ‘virtual technology guru’, was launched last Thursday and it was designed as a way to help people with complex requests that go beyond remote helpdesk […]
Around a fifth (17 per cent) of Eversheds Sutherland’s total revenue is generated from the real estate sector, according to The Lawyer’s Global Real Estate 50 report, and its focus on the market stretches back decades, particular in the UK. Consequently, there are few firms better placed to comment on the state of the real estate market […]