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The European Green Deal

The Green Deal lays out a detailed European plan as an initial roadmap for tackling climate change and economic inequality to improve the quality of life of the EU and its citizens. It reviews and resets the Commission’s environmental targets, requires more public investment and increased efforts to direct private capital towards climate and environmental action.

Insolvency of Guernsey companies

A unique aspect of Guernsey insolvency law is the ability of members to wind up their company by special resolution even when this company is insolvent. This article has been written to take into account the legislative changes which will be enacted by the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which will come into force during the course of 2020.

Legal challenges that health technologies can face

In Turkey, thanks to the applications developed by the Ministry of Health such as e-pulse, e-report, telemedicine, ESIM, MIZ and SİNA, health technologies have now gone beyond “getting online appointments”. However, these rapid developments do not have the same reflection in the legal field. In this article, the legal dimensions of health technologies will be examined.

Innovative firms promised extra funding support

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new £1.25bn support package designed to protect firms driving innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The package includes a £500m investment fund (called the Future Fund) for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector and £750 million of grants and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focusing on research and development.

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Sinclair Roche & Temperly solicitor David Middleburgh is leaving the firm to head up the insolvency law group of Mischon De Reya. Middleburgh joins Mishcons this week as the firm strengthens its insolvency department which, to date, was run through the commercial litigation department. A spokeswoman from the firm said it was “pulling together different […]

Applying equality to the silks system

Women, yet again, are not making the grade. Or so the latest list of newly appointed Queen’s Counsels would have us believe. This year’s crop of silks reveals the same old story – four women are successful out of 40 applicants, representing a one in 10 chance of success if you’re a female. Males, on […]

Couderts plans major expansion in London

US FIRM Coudert Brothers is planning a major international expansion of English lawyers which would see its London office grow from 28 lawyers to 100 within the next five years. Administrative partner in London, Steven Beharrell, said the firm was developing the capital as its main European centre and would be recruiting reputable City lawyers. […]

Ashursts in UK system first

Alison Laferla reports Ashurst Morris Crisp has set a precedent by investing over £1 million in a new practice management system. The firm has chosen to install a Keystone practice management system after putting the project out to tender last year. It will be the first UK practice to implement the system, developed by New […]

QC Beloff called to Olympics panel

ATHLETICS enthusiast Michael Beloff QC’s ticket for this summer’s Olympics is in need of a new owner, thanks to an unexpected invitation to the barrister to assume a quasi judicial role in Atlanta. Beloff, who has acted in a series of high-profile sporting litigation cases, has been appointed to sit on a special panel of […]

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