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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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Bakers invests over $2m in new innovation arm

Baker McKenzie is debuting a global innovation subsidiary that will collaborate with lawyers across different practices to develop products as part of a large-scale investment in new solutions. The firm is investing more than $2m in a pilot around a new global arm, called Reinvent, that will be led by London IP partner Ben Allgrove, […]

Black History Month: Natasha Shotunde, Garden Court Chambers

My mother is a single parent of Nigerian and Kenyan descent, I grew up in Tottenham. There is something where parents from those backgrounds expect you to go into medicine, law, accountancy or an engineer. Every other job isn’t a job. I considered careers at an early age. I wanted to be a doctor initially […]

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Ashurst promotes City quartet in delayed round

Ashurst has made 15 partner promotions, six months after it announced this year’s round would be delayed as part of its precautionary Covid-19 measures. Four of the new promotions are based in London, with one partner in global loans, real estate, finance regulatory and dispute resolution apiece. None of the quartet are understood to have […]

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Trowers replaces Boies Schiller in bust-up over painting

Boies Schiller Flexner (BSF) has been replaced by Trowers & Hamlins in an ongoing legal battle concerning an art dealer and a lucrative painting by New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The change in instruction is the latest development in a bitter dispute concerning the ownership of Basquiat’s Humidity painting, which has spawned separate proceedings in […]

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