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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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North West Legal Consortium appoints 14 firms to new panel

The North West Legal Consortium has reduced the number of advisers on its £15m-worth panel. Ashfords, Brown Turner Ross Solicitors, Blake Morgan and Anthony Collins are no longer part of the panel. By contrast, BLM was appointed for the first time. Like the previous roster, the renewed four-year panel is also divided into five sections […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week: has coronavirus made lawyers more human?

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how we work in terms of not just our location but our working patterns, styles, the technology we use. We’ve had to hit the ground running. In many ways this has been a positive change for many legal professionals, flexible working requests, frequently denied, have now been made possible […]

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Pinsents completes overhaul of £50m-worth innovation unit

Pinsent Masons is gearing up for a new digital products business line following an internal reorganisation of its technology function. Newly-made partner and head of client solutions David Halliwell has worked on the combination of the firm’s SmartDelivery unit with its internal IT function. The latter is led by chief technology officer Nigel Tranter, who joined […]

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