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By Ashwin Bishnoi, Rohit Ambast Between 31 May to 1 June, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) amended a number of securities regulations to provide certain dispensations for listed companies undergoing the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). These amendments follow SEBI’s discussion paper of March […]

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Lawyers for council tenants labelled “morally deplorable”

Lawyers representing council housing tenants have been accused of applying for funds to the Legal Aid Board before informing council landlords of disrepair problems in a effort to ensure they get paid. Tameside Metropolitan Borough solicitor Jo Bezzano has complained about the practice to the Legal Aid Board, saying tenants’ lawyers are keen to go […]

Paisners shocked by death of young pensions partner in holiday accident

Staff at Paisner & Co have been devastated by news of the tragic accidental death of pensions partner Graham Hoar aged 33, while on holiday. Hoar, who completed his articles at Paisner & Co in 1988 and was made a partner last year, died in a swimming accident on Monday (Oct 28) while on holiday […]

Olswang takes on finance director

Media firm Olswang has become the latest medium-sized law firm to appoint a full-time finance director. The move reflects rapid expansion at the practice, which boasts a string of technology and communications clients. Brian Ayres, who has held financial management roles at Mobil and Polaroid, has secured the job. He said: “Olswang has grown to […]

Northern merger creates top 20 firm

Addleshaw Sons & Latham and Booth & Co are merging in February next year to form Addleshaw Booth & Co. With 89 partners and more than 325 fee earners, the new firm will be one of the 20 largest in the UK, and the largest in the North. The chair and senior part ner will […]

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