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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

Swiss IP Newsletter July 2020

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.

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People Moves

Bond Pearce has hired insolvency partner Nick Keitley from Blake Lapthorn where he headed the firm’s insolvency practice. Move of the week Keitley will be based in Bond Pearce’s Southampton office and will have prime responsibility for the firm’s non-contentious insolvency offering in that region. He will work closely with existing partner Joanne Rumley, who […]

Employment: Bonus of contention

Executive remuneration and the cash bonus have become one of the hot topics of this recession. Huge payments to staff at financial institutions have lent themselves to headlines and sweepingly critical perceptions of the banking industry. The public consensus is that bonuses awarded to bankers were a key factor in causing the current crisis, encouraging […]

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Peter Andre turns to Stewarts for court battle with Shackleton

Stephen Foster of litigation boutique Stewarts Law is set for a courtroom showdown with the queen of the celebrity divorce Fiona Shackleton (pictured) after he was formally instructed to act for Peter Andre in his split from Katie Price. Stewarts recruited Foster from Lester Aldridge to launch its divorce practice in 2006. He recently brought […]

Mayer Brown finalises board restructure

Mayer Brown has completed the restructure of its management team after electing the final five partners to its 12-member partnership board. Last month TheLawyer.com reported that the firm was conducting a second round of elections for positions on the board after a first wave failed to see a clear consensus. At that point seven of […]

Mayer Brown finalises board restructure

Mayer Brown has completed the restructure of its management team after electing the final five partners to its 12-member partnership board. Last month TheLawyer.com reported that the firm was conducting a second round of elections for positions on the board after a first wave failed to see a clear consensus. At that point seven of […]

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