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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


Gold mine lease under dispute

The Crown Estate Commissioners are fighting to re-possess a north Wales gold and silver mine from Snowdonia Leisure and are seeking forfeiture of a 31-year lease between them and Snowdonia. The writ says that the 115 acre site contains gold and silver ore. The commissioners will seek possession of “all mines, quarries, beds and veins […]

Striking a balance

Gary Murphy and Patrick Kerr look at the remedies that resolve difficulties in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Gary Murphy and Patrick Kerr are partners at Allsopp & Co. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, as originally drafted, provides that, where a buyer has been nominated to represent the qualifying tenants, the landlord is […]

In brief: Lawyers honoured in recognition of service

Edwin Glasgow QC, head of chambers at 39 Essex Street, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his service as chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel from 1991 to 1996. Eversheds consultant and former senior partner David Haggett received the OBE for services to business in the […]

Ross & Craig partner to head Field Fisher's new Anglo-German group

Field Fisher Waterhouse is creating a London-based Anglo-German group with the recruitment of partner Robert Wieder from nine-partner West End firm Ross & Craig. Wieder, who holds dual Austria-UK citizenship and joined Field Fisher this month, is heading a group of three lawyers at the firm – Annett Sonderman, who is dual UK/German qualified, Roman […]


Linklaters advised the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising on its approval of the £2.1bn upgrade of the West Coast Main Line. Denton Hall acted for the Virgin Rail Group. simmons & simmons acted for Railtrack.

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