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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.


Howrey says no thanks to Yanks

Howrey is a rare thing among US firms, especially those US firms that have major growth ambitions in the UK and elsewhere. Last year the firm that has just posted $457m (£248.37m) in global revenue also posted its sixth consecutive year of growth across its European operations. From its humble beginnings in 2001, when it […]

Linklaters steps up Italy expansion drive

Linklaters is set to move to larger offices in Milan – a sign the firm is about to embark on an aggressive recruitment strategy in Italy. The magic circle firms signed a lease with property developers Tishman Speyer to rent a space 2,600 m sq in the five-storey building on via Santa Margherita. It is […]


•Essex Court Chambers has hired international law specialist Professor Campbell McLachlan as a door tenant. McLachlan joins from Victoria University in New Zealand, where he was a professor of law. He is also an associatemember of Bankside Chambers. •Bond Pearce has hired Emma Doble as an employment solicitor in Devon from Taylor Walton. •London-based Fox, […]

Paul Hastings bags finance team from Orrick

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has continued expanding its finance and restructuring practive, following a two-partner raid on Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Partners Thomas Kent and Anthony Princi have joined the firm’s offices in New York and London. Princi, who was previously the co-head of Orrick’s global bankruptcy and debt restructuring group specialises in creditor-side […]

Suspended sentence

The criminal tables were turned recently in Scotland, when three judges received a term of imprisonment in a lift at the High Court in Glasgow. Lords Menzies and Bracadale and temporary judge Michael O’Grady were stuck in the lift for 45 minutes while an engineer attempted to free them. The judges became trapped when the […]

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