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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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LLP disclosure a “step too far” says accountant

The Department of Trade and Industry’s current disclosure requirements for limited liability partnerships (LLPs) would be a step too far for law firms, according to accountants Clark Whitehill. Speaking at a seminar on the proposed legislation, Clark Whitehill chair James Gemmell invited lawyers to join him in lobbying the new government to remove some of […]

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 […]

Westminster Six battle set for autumn

Roger Pearson reports Dame Shirley Porter and her former council officers are to appeal the £31.6m surcharge order in October. A date in October has been scheduled for a hearing in which a £31.6m surcharge on Dame Shirley Porter and five ex-colleagues on Wesminster City Council is to be challenged. The surcharge order, which has […]

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 […]

B&M scoops award winner from rival

KPMG Dublin hires duo to build up legal muscle The 1997 The Lawyer/Hifal Assistant Solicitor of the Year award has been poached from Edwards Bowen & Coby by Baker & McKenzie’s London office. The firm says it is delighted to have hired Philip Alberstat, a media specialist who works for companies in the film and […]

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