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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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Partners at war

Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners are prime candidates. And the 20 or so partners who marched out of Dibb Lupton Alsop earlier this month could probably testify to the need for it. It might go against the grain, but seeking the help of external counsellors – who assess personalities, work out individuals’ values and goals and […]

In brief: Pinsent Curtis

Pinsent Curtis is boosting its London office by moving the national head of corporate law down from Leeds. Alan Greenough (left) was lead partner in several recent major deals, including a £360m deal with Newmond and another £145m deal with AM Paper. The Leeds-based firm is hoping to win more international deals following the move. […]

Keeping beer prices down

Court of Appeal judgment is now pending in a legal battle aimed at reducing the price of beer. One of the country’s best known and oldest breweries, Kent-based Shepherd Neame, has appealed against High Court rulings upholding two budget increases of a penny per pint on beer. Shepherd Neame claims the increases are unlawful or […]

Nabarros gains head of Wilde Sapte's rail group

Mary Bonar, head of Wilde Sapte’s rail group for five years, has left the firm to join Nabarro Nathanson’s project finance group. The appointment is part of Nabarros’ continuing expansion in transport and infrastructure work. Nabarros’ senior partner, David Bramson, says of the appointment: “Mary is a well-known name in the rail sector and the […]

Chaos reigns as Revenue gets partners' tax wrong

LAW FIRM partners are receiving demands for tax they have already paid, while others are being credited with huge repayments not owed to them. The chaos is due to the Inland Revenue’s inability to deal with partnerships’ tax returns as part of the mass of work created by the 31 January self-assessment deadline. Partnerships can […]

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