Briefing July 2017: Seize the play

Resource - 30/06/2017 : agile working, apprentices, Bond Dickinson, Brodies, change, chief operating officer, cloud, enterprise alignment, freshfields bruckhaus deringer, GDPR, imanage, information security, innovation, kpmg, neuroscience, onboarding HR, pwc, ransomware, risk, tlt, transformation, WannaCry, Finance, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Seize the play

Carol Sawdye, global chief operating officer of the PwC international network, says firms may need reminding that some project and people challenges are worth the...

Purple Skies: Four ways to find your career goal

Resource - 17/01/2017 : career, career goals, confidentiality, CPD, data security, General, goals, information security, risk, security

Not having direction allows feelings of un-fulfillment, frustration and unhappiness set in. This can lead to lack of motivation, stress, burnout and depression.

When I’m working with my clients, some of them don’t know what...

Purple Skies video: Are you overwhelmed with your career?

Video - 17/01/2017 : confidentiality, data security, General, information security, risk, security

Overwhelmed with your career choice? They say having too much choice is the worst thing. Like a child in a sweet shop, too much choice makes it harder to decide.

What about if your plodding along whilst your trying to work it all out? In...

Purple Skies video: Seven ways to help you cope with starting afresh

Video - 17/01/2017 : confidentiality, data security, General, information security, positive environment, risk, security, starting afresh

There are many factors that can put people into a position of ‘starting afresh’. Whether its redundancy, new job, or getting a promotion they are all triggers of having the opportunity to start afresh. When we want to start...

Purple Skies talks us through the 16 signs of burnout

Resource - 10/01/2017 : burnout, General, health, health and safety at work, risk, stress factors, stress in the workplace, stress management, work stress, Human Resources

If some of the below signs of burnout resonate for you, do something about it before its too late. We are well and truly settling into the new year and reality is now setting in. The parties are over with and it’s back to the grind...

Purple Skies – are you an aspiring leader?

Resource - 07/12/2016 : confidentiality, data security, information security, leadership, risk, security, Knowledge Management

One day I want to lead a team. Provide a space for people to develop themselves. Be creative and push themselves out of their comfort zones. Be able to spot potential and nurture it. But that’s for the future, not now. I need to get more...

New round table from Databarracks – how to write a disaster recovery plan fit for 2017

Event - 01/11/2016 : business continuity, Central London, disaster recovery, infrastructure as a service, legal it, Online backup, risk, Risk & Compliance, Round tables

As a law firm, your risks are always evolving

From hyper-local environmental hazards to growing international cybercrime and hacktivism, if you’re a law firm in the UK, you need to learn from the past and adapt to the future...

Avention reports a strong first half of the year in the UK

News Article - 04/08/2016 : corporate intelligence, General, industry trends, OneSource Solutions, risk, Technology

Avention, maker of OneSource Solutions for smarter business insights, has enjoyed an extremely successful first half of the year in the UK. The business has secured 45% more new contract wins in the software and IT sector than it did in the...

Law firms’ cyber fraud losses grow – up 40% in a year

News Article - 20/07/2016 : accountancy, Accountant’s Reports, email, hacking, Hazlewoods Accountants, Legal Accountants, phishing, risk, tax, Risk & Compliance, Technology

UK law firms’ losses to cyber fraud have jumped by 40% in the last year alone as the costs of email hacking continue to rise, says Hazlewoods, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers who specialise in the legal profession.


Public “more worried” about confidentiality breaches than solicitors

News Article - 18/07/2016 : confidentiality, General, law firms, risk, security

The public view information security failings at law firms more seriously than solicitors do, according to the “most surprising” outcome of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Question of Trust exercise.


DMS security: Five ways trusted cloud platforms safeguard client data

Resource - 03/06/2016 : cloud, data, DMS security, risk, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Now, more than ever, it’s essential to ensure law firms are doing everything they can to safeguard their clients’ data against ever-evolving threats.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn about five keyinitiatives law...

Cyber security - technology is ever evolving and so are the risks associated with its use

Resource - 10/05/2016 : Cyber security, cybercrime, risk, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Cybercrime is not new; the first cyber-attack was reported over 20 years ago. However, it is still perceived as an emerging risk.

Technology is ever evolving and so are the risks associated with its use. The government has listed...

The cost of undisclosed planning and development

Resource - 27/04/2016 : conveyancing, PI, risk, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

The risks of undisclosed local planning and development in conveyancing transactions hit the headlines in 2015 with a number of high profile stories in mainstream media.

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Cyber security - a growing threat

Resource - 01/04/2016 : cyber attack, Cyber security, data, IT, risk, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Not a day goes by without a story concerning cyber security, from phishing attacks against individuals and corporations to hacks of accounts and networks. This is a situation unlikely to change in the near future.

And the cost is not just...

Howden Professional Indemnity Pi magazine - issue 2

Resource - 17/03/2016 : management, pi magazine, risk, Practice Management


George Orwell’s 1984 demonstrated that no matter how strong the controls and penalties, individuals will stray from the path – particularly if they’ve failed to...