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BCM – Recovery & Beyond

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 principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.


LMI analysis: Thomas Cook

After coming close to collapse in 2011, in 2015 Thomas Cook returned to profit for the first time since 2009. However, terrorist attacks in Tunisia and Egypt, a crippled Greek economy and reputational damage have all hit the company hard and plenty of challenges remain for the UK’s oldest travel operator


Thomas Cook promotes from within as GC Stoehr packs bags

Thomas Cook’s general counsel and chief corporate officer Craig Stoehr has quit the company, with UK and Ireland legal head Alice Marsden named as his successor. Stoehr joined the travel company from Eastgate Capital Group in 2012 and was appointed as chief corporate officer in December 2014. As part of the executive board Stoehr was […]

Thomas Cook GC Stoehr brands formal panels a “waste of time”

Thomas Cook’s general counsel Craig Stoehr deliberately avoids getting bogged down in formal tender processes – much preferring to instruct external counsel based on personal relationships. “I find formal panels an absolute waste of time,” he admits, refreshingly. And the approach certainly seems to be effective . Stoehr has helped Thomas Cook to dispose of […]

Craig Stoehr

The in-house interview: Thomas Cook’s Craig Stoehr

Leisure is hard work in the internet era, especially for Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr, who is helping to reinvent the traditional tour operator You might think it’s all sun, sea and sand for Thomas Cook’s first general counsel Craig Stoehr, but his success in steering the company against the tide of online competitors proves […]

Ashurst signs up with alternative provider to boost NewLaw unit

Ashurst has struck a partnership with an alternative managed services provider to support its global NewLaw team Ashurst Advance. The firm has teamed up with provider Cognia Law to scale up its delivery of legal services across its network, with the opportunity of increasing the number of projects at hand. The demand for more cost […]

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