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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.

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and plans German office

McDermott Will & Emery is to open an office in Germany. William Charnley, partner in charge at the firm’s London office, says the matter is “under active consideration”, and the office should be open by the end of the year. McDermotts already does a large amount of German work out of its New York office […]

Miners lose as they win

IRWIN Mitchell’s record victory on behalf of Welsh ex-miners suffering work-related illnesses may be partially frustrated by DSS laws. The Government is awarding u500m to 40,000 ex-miners suffering from vibration white finger and is expected to award about u1.5bn to ex-miners suffering chest diseases. However, Manchester accountant Frenkel Topping says many of the miners who […]

Dibbs' London insurance head quits for Elbornes

The head of Dibb Lupton Alsop’s London insurance office has left the firm. Alan Fisher, who has been with Dibbs for three years and was formerly with Davies Arnold Cooper, will join City firm Elborne Mitchell as a partner. Andrew Pincott, senior partner at Elborne Mitchell, says the firm is welcoming Fisher for his specialist […]

Willoughbys wins race claim

Willoughby & Partners has defeated a claim of race discrimination against the firm by former fee-earning employee Jason Davis (The Lawyer last week). Davis, who is black, took the action, heard at Stratford Industrial Tribunal, because he believed he had been forced out of the firm. He says: “The decision is very bad for ethnic […]

Scuffle of the week

Retired barrister John Triay failed to impress his wife, Maria, with a hat-trick after taking herbal, Viagra-style pills. Triay’s wife claims he became a “sex superman” and performed an impromptu flamenco dance wearing nothing but a hat – not on his head – in front of her and her neighbour on the patio of their […]

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