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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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In brief: Biggart Baillie hires Miller Hendry partner

Scottish firm Biggart Baillie has appointed Alan Strain as a litigation partner. Strain has joined from Miller Hendry, where he was a partner and head of litigation in its Dundee office. His appointment is part of Biggart Baillie’s development of a specialist construction law unit.

US firm boosts ranks with DJ Freeman partner

The London office of US firm Sonnenschein has taken a partner from DJ Freeman to help develop its growing corporate practice. With the appointment of Antoinette Jucker, Sonnenschein now has five partners in London and more than 450 lawyers worldwide. Jucker spent 11 years with DJ Freeman where she dealt mainly with property, construction and […]

In brief: Lawline offers advice to estate agents

A helpline aimed at estate agents in England and Wales will be launched this month by Warwickshire firm Blythe Liggins. The Lawline service is to be made available to members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Paul Waterworth, a partner at Blythe Liggins, says the service will provide preliminary advice on a wide […]

LAB faces litigation over block contracting

A PROMINENT member of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) has predicted an onslaught of litigation between practices and the Legal Aid Board (LAB), once block contracting comes into place. Gordon Wignall, of London chambers 1 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, warned an LAPG seminar last week which was held jointly with his chambers that firms bidding […]

Bassey case boosts new firm's profile

A NEW three-partner commercial firm has won its first high-profile case the singer Shirley Bassey’s successful defence of her assistant Hilary Levy’s breach of contract and constructive dismissal action against her. Edgware based firm Stock Fraser Cukier was formed after Gerard Cukier left London firm Lipkin Gorman to join the two partner practice Stock Fraser […]

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