Businesses should be made aware of the growing threat of cyber security breaches. A survey on behalf of the government indicated that 90% of big businesses experienced some form of cyber security breach in 2015, compared to 81% in the previous year. Moreover, the cost of security breaches continue to soar, as in the most severe cases they can cost large organisations over £1.5 million and small businesses anything in the range of £75k to £311k. As around three-quarters of security breaches in large business are caused by a human factor, i.e. an employee unknowingly installing a virus or other type of malicious software on a company’s computer, it is highly important for employers to have training policies in place to prevent staff-related breaches and to address the use of internet in the work place.
Adrian, a highly experienced lawyer, founded Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates. Adrian is an expert on “recruitment law” and specialises in contracts, regulatory compliance, employment status and dispute handling. He is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, the only lawyer lead recruitment trade body in the UK. Adrian and his co-director Ravi devised Standards in Recruitment as a vehicle for helping drive up standards and compliance in the industry.
Adrian is our lead in discussions with the government over regulatory evolution. Apart from assisting with client support, Adrian’s primary role is research and development into methods of business delivery, our latest service Proterms being his most recent project. Adrian heads our IR35 lawyers team.