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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.



The UK’s Top Legal Tweeters in October 2011: A personal view

Who are the top legal Twitter accounts?  Well, one instructive way of answering – which also has limitations – is to look at who has the most followers.   One feature of Twitter is that those with accounts – “tweeters” – can accumulate followers over time. However, the number of such followers does not demonstrate, […]

Tim Bratton

Why it can be okay for lawyers to just say no

Whenever we hire an outhouse lawyer into our in-house team, I watch for about 3 months whilst the new hire tries to accomplish everything on their to do list day after day, despite good natured warnings from me and the rest of the team that it is neither necessary nor possible to do.  Tim Bratton […]

Latham overtakes global rivals in France

Latham & Watkins has surpassed Clifford Chance and Linklaters to become the biggest international firm in Paris, with an ­estimated turnover of e95.6m (£83.7m) for the last financial year. Figures newly released by French legal publication Juristes Associés show the US firm as the sixth biggest firm in France just ahead of Clifford Chance, which […]


Fancy dinner at Le Manoir?

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is pretty fancy we hear. And guess what? We can offer one of our readers the chance to take one of their loved ones there for a slap-up dinner absolutely free of charge. Just imagine tucking into some grilled Cornish mackerel with apple, soy, honey and ginger followed by […]


Five SCJs line up for Transocean’s Scottish employment dispute

The Supreme Court has convened five justices to hear a dispute over holiday entitlement for offshore workers, a case that could have implications for holiday allowance for all employees. Supreme Court justices Lords Hope, Brown, Mance, Kerr and Wilson will hear arguments over two days in the matter of Russell and ors v Transocean International […]

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