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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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British Business Bank on hunt for new GC

The British Business Bank is seeking a new general counsel as former GC Shanika Amarasekara takes on a new role. Amarasekara joined the Government-owned bank in 2014 as GC and company secretary to the board. She is staying on at the British Business Bank and once a replacement is found, will take on a new […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

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DLA Piper pays back Government furlough money

DLA Piper has joined the growing list of firms paying back money borrowed through the UK Government’s job retention scheme, while all of its furloughed staff will return at the end of October. The firm furloughed a number of people within its UK property and workplace team at the beginning of April, though it did […]

Black History Month: Heward-Mills’ Dyann Heward-Mills

I spent my formative years in Ghana until the age of 12 when I moved to the UK. I went to school in Nottingham. It was at sixth form college where I found myself and where I met more diverse people – my school was mainly white. It was strange being surrounded by a sea […]

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