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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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LCD puts brake on reforms

THE LORD Chancellor, Lord Irvine, is poised to make a public admission that he will not meet the tough self-imposed 1 April deadline for the implementation of his controversial legal aid reforms. The Lawyer understands that he or his deputy, Geoff Hoon is preparing to concede that only the plan to replace legal aid with […]

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 […]

Drunken behaviour sinks rape-case solicitor

Angus Diggle, the lawyer who was convicted of the attempted rape of a colleague after a Highland ball, has been struck off the Solicitor’s Roll. Diggle was given a three-year prison sentence in January 1995. It was later reduced to two years, of which he served two months. He was also suspended from the profession […]

In brief: Dibbs poached recruits rises to 12

Dibb Lupton Alsop is to take two more lawyers from Birmingham rival Edge & Ellison, bringing the number who have moved across to Dibbs in the past year to a dozen. They are banking associate Brian Woodcock, who joins Dibbs as partner and regional head of banking replacing Tim Travers who left for Wragge & […]

City firms get lion's share of 'mega deals'

FIGURES showing a trend for larger and fewer buy outs could mean that only a handful of law firms are likely to be able to stay in the top end of the increasingly polarised market. Only a few larger City firms such as Ashurst Morris Crisp, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Lovell White Durrant […]

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