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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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The ugly face of sexism

The fact that the Law Society is considering having a designated women’s seat on the council in order to alleviate sex discrimination is good news for all women in the profession. However, the debate is already retreating into sexism with the age-old claim that successful women solicitors do not want it. Sexism is obviously not […]

Brush up your technique

If there were such a thing as a typical interview for a training contract it would be relatively easy to prepare for, but in practice selection formats are just as disparate as the firms and their respective cultures. Some practices use psychometric testing in the selection process – often as a means of preliminary filtering […]

Litigation Personal Injury 20/05/97

Kent v Lamb – QBD 29 April 1997 Claimant: Kathleen Kent, 67 Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant, mother of three grown-up children who has grand- and great-grand children knocked from cycle while riding between jobs as a household cleaner when she was 64. She suffered life threatening head injuries in the accident and now […]

Litigation Writs 20/05/97

The owner of Battersea Power Station, Semisquare, is suing Staines-based SAP, the company that runs Adrenalin Village on a site adjacent to the power station, for £38,500 for shining lights on the famous power station’s chimneys as part of a promotion for its Circus of Horrors. The writ alleges that SAP projected light beams on […]

Specialists pull plug on med neg work

DWINDLING legal aid payments and the Woolf Report recommendations have forced a Manchester firm to close its medical negligence department in what could become a trend for closures. Betesh Fox & Co shut up shop after taking a “pragmatic business decision” that medical negligence work was no longer “commercially viable”, even though the firm set […]

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