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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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Law Lords refuse to be bored lordsWhat is it with retiring Law Lords? After decades of hard work, first as barristers and then in administering justice, they just can’t seem to throw in the towel. This week two high-profile and respected lords retired from the bench. Lord Steyn stepped down from the House of Lords, […]

Careers: Group support

Numerous studies have shown that the skills that make an outstanding client-handler are readily transferred into people management and leadership.

The price of fame

Taylor Wessing‘s sponsorship of the National Portait Gallery’s ‘Most Photographed’ exhibition draws to a close this month (23 October), and to celebrate a corking show the firm is offering two free tickets (usual cover price £4 per ticket) for anyone who has not yet seen Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Adolf Hitler in unusual and rare […]

BLP tempts partner duo from DLA Piper, Dewey

DLA Piper, Dewey” />Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has raided Dewey Ballantine and DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary for two new partners. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (6 October), the firm has appointed Dewey partner Jonathan Simpson as head of the firm’s new international projects team, which will form part of the finance department. In his […]

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