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Email constitutes major security risk for law firms

Lawyers believe that email is the biggest security risk to law firms, according to a survey conducted by logistics operator DX.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 31.10.14

Lots of banking and housing news this week shows that market forces are continuing to most effect ordinary people, while the flotation of a luxury car brand into a separate entity will excite investors at the other end of society.


Linklaters launches LGBT Ally programme

Linklaters launched its Ally programme earlier this month – the firm’s first LGBT-focused network supporting minority groups.

New award launched for law students: £5,000 and work experience on offer for winners

A new national award for law students, the Future Legal Mind award, has been launched by the National Accident Helpline.


Charles Russell – an apology

The new edition of The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook was published this week and copies are winging their way to university campuses nationwide as we write.


Achievements of legal profession celebrated at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2014

The successes of legal professionals and firms were recognised at the Law Society Excellence Awards, held earlier this month at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 24.10.14

Immerse yourself this week in some quite depressing economic news – of EU budgetary demands, Tesco's massive hole in its profits and increased government spending.

CityLawLIVE conference extends deadline to 7 November

CityLawLIVE, the one-day student conference for aspiring City lawyers, has announced that it is extending its deadline for applications to Friday 7 November.

BPP launches Halloween-themed legal horror stories site

Getting into the spirit of the season, BPP Law School has launched a spooky new website aimed at encouraging students and others to share their scariest tales of interviews gone wrong and emails fired off in haste.


CILEx chief executive honoured with lifetime achievement award

The Modern Law Awards last week honoured the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Diane Burleigh OBE, for her lifetime of achievements in the legal profession.

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