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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.


No truth in local authority 'easy market', say lawyers

HOUSING lawyers have fought back against press reports which accuse them of profiting from council housing funds by touting for business among dissatisfied tenants. Lawyers were accused of forcing local authorities to spend up to 10 per cent of their housing repair budgets on litigation costs. The article which appeared in The Times last week […]


DJ Freeman advised Ravenseft Industrial Estates, the industrial arm of Land Securities, in its £5.7 million acquisition of the 102,955 sq ft Frogmore Industrial Estate, London NW10, from Frogmore Investments, advised by Mishcon de Reya.

Four Raymond Buildings takes on first practice manager to target marketing

A LEADING European law chambers has appointed its first practice manager. Former Norton Rose solicitor Milly Ayliffe is due to take up her new post at Four Raymond Buildings on Monday this week. “The brief is a marketing one,” she said. “The chambers is keen to act as a corporate body, it recognises this is […]

In brief: Public unaware of small claims process

The public seems generally to be unaware of the small claims procedure, the National Audit Office says in a report. NAO head Sir John Bourn told Parliament last week that the county courts provided an accessible, speedy and cost-effective service. The NAO examination included a survey of litigants involved in 3,000 small claims cases and […]

Top Canadian firms withdraw from partnership

LEADING Canadian firms Olgivy Renault and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt (OHH) are demerging their international partnership, Osler Renault. The two firms, which practise separately in Canada, established a joint international venture in 1989, establishing Osler Renault offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. OHH partner in London David Drinkwater said the demerger followed Olgivy Renault’s […]

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