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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.

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Howard stands ground over asylum appeal

Judgment is currently pending in the case of Nigerian asylum seeker Ade Onibiyo, who is fighting a legal battle to remain in the UK as a political refugee. Home Secretary Michael Howard has ordered that Onibiyo, son of a Nigerian pro-democracy activist who “disappeared” after returning to Nigeria, is not entitled to UK asylum, a […]

Contractors sound off at profession

BUILDING lawyers have received a pasting for being expensive, unprofessional and superior in a poll of the UK’s major contractors. A “deep dissatisfaction” with the legal profession is displayed in the survey in the New Civil Engineer magazine. The magazine questioned the country’s top 60 contractors on their attitude towards their lawyers. Cost was a […]

Legacy of libel damages

I write with reference to the article by Lawrence Abramson on the recent decision of the Court of Appeal to allow directions on personal injury damages to assist libel juries (The Lawyer 16 January ‘Damages made good’). Mr Abramson referred to the David Ashby libel case as being the first libel action since the Court […]

Israeli barrister is elected to head set

THE GAME of basketball is a key source of inspiration for the new head of chambers at Lamb Building. And the fact that it is basketball rather the more traditional British sports such as cricket or rugby which inspires Ami Feder can be easily explained. Feder is the only Israeli barrister practising in the UK […]

Property

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.

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