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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.


Museum sticks neck out over grim exhibit

A GENTLE reminder of the rather more clear-cut days of British justice when a criminal was “hanged by the neck until dead” has been put in place at Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice . The national tourist attraction is the proud owner of a full-scale replica set of 1880 gallows, which will be the centre piece […]

Firms come to blows over jail threat

A LAW firm is seething over an application to have one of its legal staff locked up in jail for contempt of court. The motion to commit Paul Callan, of Barry Phillips & Co, along with the defendant he is representing in a High Court action, was launched by Clintons. Clintons alleged Callan and client […]

Media firms form double act

A SPECIALIST defamation firm which counts Private Eye among its clients is merging with well-known media practice Davenport Lyons. Four partners and five fee earners from Wright Webb Syrett’s litigation department will make the short trip from Soho Square to the Davenport Lyons Old Burlington Street offices, also in the West End, on Monday next […]

How to meet a moving target

Jane Ahrends on the steps some law firms are taking to make arranging travel both easier and cheaper Law firms are paying increasing attention to their travel arrangements. In the process they are scrutinising their own internal organisation as well as the agents they use. While some opt to have secretaries place bookings among a […]

In brief: Solicitor takes McKennas to tribunal

Former McKenna & Co solicitor Eileen Herlihy is due to claim unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination at an industrial tribunal hearing scheduled for this week. The case is listed to be heard at the Whittington House tribunal court in London. McKenna & Co says it is vigorously contesting the case and is ready to go […]

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