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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.

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Fieldfisher wraps redundancy consultation

Fieldfisher has concluded a consultation process among its staff, with 20 roles being cut. The firm started the process in October with the aim of cutting roles across its secretarial functions, though at the time it did not say how many positions would be affected. Fieldfisher has now confirmed that 20 roles have been made […]

Roundtable: The impact of Covid-19 on in-house legal teams

Senior in-house lawyers logged into Microsoft Teams on 1 October to discuss the implications of coronavirus on legal teams. Tuning in from different parts of the world – including The Hague, Brazil and Finland – the discussion centred around the effects the pandemic is having on in-house legal teams and how companies will deal with […]

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Ince calls in consultants to assess City real estate

The Ince Group has appointed advisers to reconsider its real estate footprint in the City, The Lawyer understands. Sources said the firm’s two floors in Aldgate Tower are to be put on the market. It is understood that the firm has appointed West End commercial property consultancy Bray Fox Smith to reassess its property strategy in […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters wins HM Treasury mandate for Covid-19 lending advice

Slaughter and May has added to its list of mandates from the UK Government, with the firm this time offering support around a lending facility for struggling companies. Slaughters has won the £400,000 mandate to advise HM Treasury with legal advice around the Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF). Launched in March as a joint effort […]

Clarks shoes

Raft of firms lined up on Clarks’ £100m rescue deal

A raft of firms have helped secure a rescue deal for Clarks, following a £100m investment by private equity giant LionRock Capital. After a lengthy sale process, the deal will see the 195-year-old shoe retailer take out a CVA, allowing its business to keep all 320 stores open with no rent on 60 sites. Brown […]

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