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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.



Gordons Wright & Wright acted for Wm Morrison Supermarkets in its acquisition of a 10.6 acre superstore site at Brampton, near Rotherham, from Cortonwood Limited, represented by Dibb Lupton Alsop.

Probate group forms to weed out dabblers

Probate and contentious trust lawyers have formed a new group in a bid to raise the standards within their specialism and act as a pressure group. The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists wants to attract only highly experienced solicitors, barristers and legal executives to the group and only those who have devoted at […]

CPS faces double race claim from prosecutors

CLAIMS of racial discrimination have been lodged against the Crown Prosecution Service by two CPS prosecutors. Neeta Amin, represented by solicitor David Gibson of Russell Jones & Walker, is taking a case against her employers, alleging victimisation contrary to the Race Discrimination and Sex Discrimination Acts when she worked at Camberwell CPS. Her partly-heard case […]

In brief: Merger with accountants 'years away'

Jean-Bernard Thomas, senior partner of Paris firm Thompson & Associes, which completed a merger with Deloitte & Touche Juridique et Fiscal at the beginning of this month, has predicted a major alliance between a City firm and a firm of accountants “within the next few years”, not in a matter of weeks as reported by […]

In brief: OSS to probe lawyer's 'silly cow' comment

Arnold Rosen, a London solicitor who allegedly told a client that a clerk at a Weston-super-Mare Magistrates’ Court was a “silly cow”, is being investigated by the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors after he was reported by a policeman who overheard his comment.

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