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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


Dibbs unveils immigration service

Dibb Lupton Alsop is setting up a dedicated service designed to help its clients move their staff across international borders. The firm has recruited Ann Symonds, a non-lawyer specialist in the field who once headed the business immigration department at Field Fisher Waterhouse, and later led the executive immigration services team at accountancy firm Arthur […]

Mishcons could face life without Julius

Anthony Julius may take a back seat at Mishcon de Reya in order to take up a planned professorship at University College London (UCL). The proposed seat at the Faculty of Law would involve him working up to two days a week at the university. This is likely to mean he would have to step […]

Price Waterhouse secures links with Belgian firm

Price Waterhouse has become the first Big Six accountancy firm to forge links with a Belgian law firm since Arthur Andersen’s failed attempt to secure a legal foothold in the country at the start of the decade. Bogaert & Vandemeulebroeke, a 10-lawyer practice, has joined the accountancy giant’s European law firm network. The firm’s two […]

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 & […]

…but forges ahead with block contract advice plans

LEGAL aid solicitors have reacted with shock to Lord Irvine’s announcement last week that he wants to replace the existing green form advice and assistance pilots with an exclusive contracting scheme by the end of 1999. No research has been published from the two pilots now operating for private firms and voluntary organisations, but Lord […]

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