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Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout


Proskauer picks up a pair from White & Case

Proskauer Rose has hired a corporate duo for its Hong Kong office, increasing the firm’s partner count in the city to six. Seung Chong and Jeremy Leifer, who were both partners at White & Case, advise Chinese and foreign clients on M&A deals. Chong  moved to Hong Kong in 1993 after studying in the UK […]

The nationals aren’t so grand

And they’re off…Today saw the first of the top ten UK firms post their financial figures and it was underwhelming, to say the least. DLA Piper | posted a 1 per cent rise globally (including the non financially integrated US arm) while Eversheds’ turnover was flat. It would be great if this was just a […]

Bernardine Adkins

Bureaucracy-busters offer all-round value

Competition teams are vital to companies of all types, as The Lawyer Awards 2011 shortlist shows, says Joshua Freedman That the red tape-cutters of the competition and regulatory world are among the most valuable of all lawyers is hardly news. But the list of nominees for Competition/ Regulatory Team of the Year for The Lawyer […]


The Midlands: The new Middle East

Bespoke and cost effective. No, A Suit That Fits isn’t opening yet another store (although, it probably is); this, dear readers, is the banner under which Trowers & Hamlins is opening in Birmingham. The City firm is set to open shop in the Midlands on 4 July, and it will dip its toe once more […]

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