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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.


Lib Dem MP in Stephens & Scown move

The Liberal Democrats’ shadow attorney-general John Burnett MP is to join South West firm Stephens & Scown following the forthcoming general election. Burnett was senior partner for Okehampton-based Burd Pearse prior to the 1997 election, when he was selected as the MP for Torridge & West Devon. During his tenure in Parliament, Burnett has held a wide […]

Exchange barristers take both sides on Morecambe Bay litigation

Exchange Chambers has won instructions on both sides of the forthcoming criminal trial over the deaths of 21 Chinese cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay last year. The North West set, which has chambers in Liverpool and Manchester, has silks and juniors acting for both prosecution and defence in the lengthy trial, due to start in […]

ECJ finds UK tax rules incompatible with EC law

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) opinion handed down this morning (7 April) has found that UK tax law is incompatible with European Community law. Advocate General Poiares Maduro gave his opinion in the case of Marks & Spencer v Halsey, finding that the retailer should be allowed to offset losses made in Europe through […]

Lovells names new corporate chief

Andrew Skipper has been confirmed as Lovells’ new head of corporate, taking over from Hugh Nineham. Skipper who was voted in by Lovells’ partnership yesterday (12 April) has also become a member of the firm’s international executive, which has responsibility for developing Lovells’ strategy across is practice areas and regions. Lovells corporate practice now also […]

Greenberg in double Japan coup

Greenberg Traurig has made its Asian debut after opening a Tokyo office and forging an exclusive alliance with Landwell-tied firm Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices. New York-based partner Kunichika Nakano, who has a licence to practise in both the US and Japan, will relocate to Tokyo to head the firm’s Japanese practice. The firm has also […]

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