Author(s): Caroline Poynton

Publication date: Sep 2008

Format: Softback

Pages: 126

Price: £295.00

ISBN: 9781906355302

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Law Firms is a comprehensive step-by-step management guide to devising and implementing an effective business continuity plan for your firm. This vital new resource will provide you with the necessary tools to ensure that your firm is equipped to respond quickly and effectively to any business disruption, thereby preventing far-reaching repercussions on revenue, incoming work and reputation. Case studies and contributions from top law firms including DLA Piper, Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Clifford Chance and more will also provide you with proven business continuity solutions and mechanisms used to respond to crises, overcome disaster and protect your firm.

Areas covered include:

Examining the risks facing your firm in the current business climate;

Evaluating the likelihood and severity of disruption;

Establishing an appropriate continuity plan; Refining and strengthening the main components of your plan;

Regulatory imperatives; Internal factors to consider in effective BC planning;

IT resilience; data security and systems access;

Embedding a disaster recovery process into the culture of your firm;

Testing and monitoring the plan to ensure ongoing resilience;

Process review: ensuring your BCP is in line with your business strategy;

Communication strategies in the event of disruption;

and Managing reputational risk;

reducing damage and handling press;