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Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

Switzerland – restructuring and insolvency activity

The Swiss federal government’s Expert Group expects Switzerland’s GDP to fall by 1.5 per cent in 2020, down from previous expectations in December 2019 that predicted a rise of 1.3 per cent, mainly because of covid-19.

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The Lawyer's highest ever circulation

THE LAWYER is boosting its circulation again. For the first time in its history, the legal profession’s only independent weekly newspaper will be sent to about 10,000 partners in firms with 10 or more partners. The move brings The Lawyer’s circulation to 31,000. This includes 13,000 assistant solicitors with zero to six years PQE, 8,000 […]

Lewis Silkin begins management rejig

LONDON-based Lewis Silkin is conducting a management shake-up, creating the new post of managing partner and promoting key staff, says senior partner Roger Alexander. Under the old structure, Alexander was also lead partner of the 75-fee earner firm – a title that is now being dropped. “The title lead partner was intended to get away […]

Electronic tagging starts

ABOUT 57 prisoners in England and Wales were released last week as part of the world’s biggest electronic tagging experiment. The Home Office expects 30,000 prisoners to end their sentences at home under the scheme. The Express

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AMOROUS emails could land office Romeos and Juliets in court. UK companies are cracking down on staff who send libellous or sexually explicit messages on their employers’ email systems, by implementing tough guidelines. Fox Williams partner Jane Mann says: “Companies are drawing up codes because without them, their chances of escaping prosecution for wrongfully dismissing […]

In-house threat to Law Soc

IN-HOUSE lawyers may be forced to break away from the Law Society unless it supports the sector, warns the chairman of the society’s commerce and industry group. Paul Gilbert will tell the group’s annual dinner that in-house lawyers, under pressure from budget-conscious companies, are starting to give up their practising certificates. Gilbert, head of legal […]

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