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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.



Legal Widow

The uniting force in our household this autumn has been The X Factor, the programme where all the lunatics are let out of the asylum for the day to queue up for the privilege of being criticised by people who earn too much money. The kids and I love it because it represents modern Britain; […]


New Lord Chief Justice backs judicial independence

The new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Philips of Worth Matravers, today (11 October) affirmed his commitment to the independence of the judiciary in a year when he takes over the judicial responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor. Speaking at a media briefing today Lord Philips said: “My concern is to make sure […]

Paul Hastings storms into French M&A top ten tables

Paul Hastings Janfosky & Walker has muscled its way into the top 10 French M&A league tables just over a year after entering the market. The US firm carried out 44 corporate transactions valued at a total of €5.6bn (£3.79bn) in the first half of 2005. The figures, revealed in a survey carried out by […]

Dial denial

Luddite alert? Jeremy Hill, Debevoise & Plimpton partner, doesn’t have a mobile. But Hill is no quill pusher and land line addict. On the contrary, he prefers to stick to his BlackBerry at all times. “I’m only interested in 21st century technology, even though I’m a 19th century person,” says the great man. Hill apparently […]

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