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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.


Sharpston joins ECJ as first female Advocate General

Hailsham Chambers’ joint head Eleanor Sharpston QC has been appointed as the UK’s first female Advocate General to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Sharpston was chosen after an open competition for the post. Her selection was approved by common accord of all European member states. She replaces Francis Jacobs, who retires in December. The […]

Technology, pharma prove biggest billers

Technology and pharmaceutical companies are the most lucrative clients for law firms, according to a new survey of European in-house legal departments.

Simmons hikes banking with White & Case man

Simmons & Simmons has ramped up its UK banking practice, appointing its fourth partner in two months, taking on White & Case asset finance associate Mark Moody. Moody has recently acted for BNP Paribas, Société Générale and for various airlines. The move follows high-level banking hires as it aims to double its headcount. In September […]

Salans senior partner receives instruction to oust Saatchi Gallery

Salans London senior partner Lionel Rosenblatt is fighting for the landlords of the old County Hall building in the high-profile litigation against the Saatchi Gallery, which is currently underway in the High Court. Rosenblatt is representing Shirayama Shokusan Company, the freehold owner of the ‘Riverside Building’, and Cadogan Entertainment Industries, which underlets the Saatchi Gallery […]

Chris Boothman: Standards Board

The Standards Board has come in for a lot of stick, but head of legal services Chris Boothman insists that the organisation still has a lot to offer. Lorraine Cushnie reports

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