Latest Briefings

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.

Recommended

English court makes first conviction for non-UK crime

Legal history was made last week as an Afghan national became the first foreign national to be prosecuted in an English court for crimes committed outside the UK.3 Raymond Buildings silk James Lewis QC led the Government’s case against Faryadi Zardad, an Afghan accused of torture, hostage-taking and conspiracy. Lewis took over the running of […]

Grapevine

Herrington to splash FSA cash It appears that former Clifford Chance investment funds partner Tim Herrington will have up to £2m more to spend on the in-house team and external legal advisers of his choice after the Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced the creation of a separate legal function for the Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC). […]

Accountancy-tied firms slump in French revenues survey

French international Gide Loyrette Nouel has leapfrogged accountancy-tied firm Ernst & Young Societé d’Avocats (E&Y, formerly EY Law) to become France’s second-biggest firm by revenues. Gide’s French turnover rose from 116.1m euros in 2003 to 125.6m euros for the calendar year 2004, according to research released by French legal magazine Juristes Associés. E&Y’s income dropped […]

2

Gibson Dunn partner named in KPMG malpractice lawsuit

A litigation partner at US law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has been implicated in a $50m (£28.8m) accounting malpractice lawsuit filed against KPMG. A litigation partner at US law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has been implicated in a $50m (£28.8m) accounting malpractice lawsuit filed against KPMG. Los Angeles-based partner Cheryl Justice has been named in an application […]

Careers: In brief

Malcolm Hacking of Hacking Ashton Solicitors has been elected chairman of the Arbitration Club. The club was founded 15 years ago by Professor Mark Cato, a chartered surveyor. It has since spawned specialist arbitration clubs focusing on oil and gas, rent reviews, commodities and the International Arbitration Club.

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more