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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


Arnheim Tite boasts rise in fees income

Arnheim Tite & Lewis, the associate law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has announced a massive growth in fee income – despite losing six partners who quit to join rival accountancy firm KPMG’s legal arm. The firm has published a total fee income of £15.1m for the year ending 30 June 1999, an increase of 58 per […]

Arthur Cox appoints new managing partner

Irish law firm, Arthur Cox has appointed commercial lawyer, Eugene McCague as its managing partner. McCague replaces Ian Scott who will resume practice within the firm as a partner in the industrial and commercial property department. McCague has been with Arthur Cox for ten years. The 38-partner firm has offices in Dublin, Belfast and New […]

McGrigor Donald launch public affairs division

McGrigor Donald Public Policy (MDPP) will be headed up by McGrigor lawyer, Adam Bruce. He will be aided by the 56-partner firm’s head of commercial litigation, Niall Scott and its public sector unit director, Alan Boyd. The new unit will give advice on new Scottish legislation, provide a Parliamentary monitoring service and even push forward […]


Last week The Lawyer reported that dancer Michael Flatley had settled his litigation with the producers of Riverdance for £42m. In fact the sum paid was just over £1m.

Addleshaws raids Paisner & Co in bid to triple London partners

Addleshaw Booth & Co has poached its second partner from Paisner & Co in just six months. Margaret Tofalides is following in the footsteps of her colleague Simon Twigden, who will now head Leeds-based Addleshaws’ London office. Tofalides, who has been at Paisners in the capital for 11 years, will join Addleshaws today as an […]

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