For law students, the summer holidays normally signify holidays and festivals, as well as a time to gain invaluable work experience. Despite the crisis we find ourselves in, there are still plenty of ways you can increase your employability and show future employers you have persevered in difficult circumstances.
Michael Carroll and David Thompson of Signum Services, the in-house investigative arm of UK P&I Club issues this reminder to colleagues, Members and their staff to be extra vigilant, alert and cautious during this Covid-19 period when confinement orders in place in many countries are requiring staff to work from home from their personal laptops and computers. While many people are feeling fearful, anxious and uncertain about the future at this time, unscrupulous criminals are exploiting the situation to trick people into parting with their money. A record level of on-line frauds and scams are being perpetrated and reported. While these criminals are mainly targeting the vulnerable and the elderly, the sophistication of some of these scams - and the sheer number of them - mean that that each and every one of us is a potential victim. At the time of writing, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) at the City of London Police have received well over 500 reports of such frauds and scams with losses in the region of £1.6m.
A round-up of LexisNexis' latest articles supporting the legal sector through Covid-19 changes. The articles cover various issues such as: flexible working, the impacts on the financial services sector, the FTSE 350, restructuring and insolvency, corporate financial performance, remote working and much more. Please see our dedicated Covid-19 blog for more of the latest content.
Remote working is easier for some firms and companies than it is for others. Either way, as many companies begin to accelerate getting their 'ducks in a row' in so far as flexible working policies are concerned, we have rounded up some of our key content relating to the "flexi-lawyer" and managing change.