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It’s safe to say that any firms that have tried to access the government’s coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS) would agree it’s a work in progress. The government has put in place a £330bn package, meaning businesses generating less than £45m in revenue can access a loan of up to £5m that is 80% […]

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Former Balfour Beatty general counsel Jonathan Lagan has landed in the top legal role at Aldermore Bank. Lagan joins the FTSE 250 bank after a short spell at the construction giant. At Aldermore, Lagan will be responsible for all legal issues and risk including leading the legal and company secretarial teams, and will work with […]

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Walker Morris furloughs staff to conserve cash

As the legal industry battles the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Walker Morris is furloughing some members of staff to protect the long-term health of the business. Staff in some “quieter practice areas” will now be part of the government’s job retention scheme. The scheme currently allows organisations to claim back 80 per cent of […]

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Linklaters suspends partner profits distribution for Q4

Linklaters has decided not to pay the next quarter’s distribution of profits to partners, which had been scheduled to take place in June. The decision reflects similar moves taken by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which this week confirmed it too would not be dishing out profits to partners for Q4. As well as this, Linklaters will […]

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