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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.


Corporate legal departments opt for the intranet approach

Computer-aided: Camerons’ merger with McKennas might have been delayed if their IT systems had been incompatible The intranet concept – in which Internet-style technology is used in a private, company-wide network – is to be used for the first time by a corporate legal department, says US company Corprasoft. Chief Legal Officer, the database management […]

Hitting the right set

Kate McNally looks at the challenges facing the Pach system in its second year. Kate McNally is a freelance journalist. The second year of the controversial Pupillage Application Clearing House (Pach) is under way. It now remains to be seen whether the changes implemented ahead of this year’s application process have ironed out some fairly […]

Cornish to join PW's legal arm

Top commodities lawyer Martin Cornish, the senior partner of MW Cornish Batty & Co, is believed to be poised to join Arnheim & Co, the law firm tied to accountancy firm Price Waterhouse. Both Cornish and Paul Downing, head of PW’s European legal network, would neither confirm nor deny the move but if it goes […]

Self-regulation under attack

A key chunk of the Law Society’s regulatory powers – affecting solicitor investment managers – is to come under early government scrutiny with the launch of a review of the financial services industry. Although the review was not mentioned in last week’s Queen’s Speech, The Lawyer understands Treasury minister Helen Liddell has already put one […]

Top Irish practice opens second overseas office in California

A Leading Irish firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice has announced the opening of a second overseas office in Palo Alto, in the heart of America’s Silicon Valley. The office is staffed by senior associate Deirdre Dunne, and will be supported from Dublin by tax partner Liam Quirke and head of financial services David McGeough. Between them […]

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