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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.


Zurich Prof MD post filled by Coughlan

Zurich Professional has appointed David Coughlan as its new managing director. The role sees him take the helm of the solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance supplier and also join the executive team of sister company Zurich London.Coughlan steps into the position vacated by former Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund head Elizabeth Mullins, who left at the end of […]

Skadden secretary steals $1m

A secretary from the Washington, DC office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is pleading guilty to stealing $1m (£671,000) from a partner at the firm.


For the past three years, MacRoberts has gone all-out on PFI, and its strategy seems to be working Glasgow and Edinburgh-based MacRoberts was one of the first firms to attempt to pick up PFI work.It has built a reputation for work in this area, and has handled some very large transactions in the past 18 […]

Mallesons hits the top down under

Mallesons Stephen Jaques has topped a league of Australian law firms. A survey conducted by Business Review Weekly revealed that Mallesons chalked up about A$360m (£118.8m) in fee income for the financial year to June 2001. The figure puts it A$12m (£4m) ahead of nearest rival Minter Ellison.Mallesons’ solid performance and its 16 per cent […]

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