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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.



Australia may have thrashed England 5-0 in the Ashes, but UK firms would be wise to not hold a grudge against their Antipodean counterparts. The region provides a talent pool that an ever-increasing number of firms is tapping, but it also provides other opportunities for exploitation, both in lessons to be learnt and relationships to […]

Global EU law idea gets a barracking

International law firms have ridiculed the European Commission’s proposals that the rest of the world should adopt EU regulations. The criticism comes days after the Commission launched a policy paper examining the future of the bloc’s single market, which calls on the EU to encourage other jurisdictions to use European law as standard. Dewey Ballantine […]

Manches wins IP battle for Tolkien

Commercial law firm Manches has secured author JRR Tolkien’s estate a subpoena against content-sharing website eSnips, it was revealed today (22 February). The subpoena, issued by the US District Court, requires eSnips to divulge the identities of those who posted illegal copies of Tolkien’s works, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Intellectual […]

Tall story

News reached Tulkinghorn last week that Eversheds‘ alliance firm in Dublin O’Donnell Sweeney had rebranded. In a marketing masterclass, the firm is now known as O’Donnell Sweeney Eversheds. Note the canny order of the names. A quick look at the firm’s updated website shows it has chosen to highlight the change with a picture of… […]

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