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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


ACE serves sets

Supplier ACE has clinched a number of chambers orders from sets in London. Enterprise Chambers at 9 Old Square in Lincoln’s Inn, has installed an Infinity system there and at its Leeds premises. In the Temple, the chambers of Lord Irvine of Lairg QC at 11 King’s Bench Walk took an eight-screen system replacing an […]

North East gears up for CCT

Tim Miller reports TWO North East authorities are ringing in the changes at the top as they prepare for competitive tendering. Peter Watts has taken over as head of legal at Northumberland following Henry Warne’s switch to Newcastle. The combined legal and administration department at Newcastle has been split in two with Valerie Dodds heading […]

US partner boosts Linklaters

LONDON-BASED international practice Linklaters & Paines has appointed its first solely US-qualified partner. Stephen Thierbach, formerly a senior associate with New York practice Sullivan & Cromwell, starts work in Linklaters’ London office this week. The firm follows other UK-based international practices, such as Clifford Chance, in appointing US lawyers to handle financial work. A graduate […]

Magistrates courts will lose out in cuts

CLOSURES of magistrates courts, staff redundancies, increased delays and reduced levels of service will result from the Government’s u7.6 million cut of court financing, warns the Central Council of Magistrates’ Courts Committees (CCMCC). Greater uncertainty over strategic budgeting for MCCs will be an inevitable consequence, and will backfire on the Government’s original aim of actually […]

SCL Liverpool branch

The Society for Computers & Law has a new branch in Liverpool. This follows a successful society organised exhibition in the city last year. Cuff Roberts’ David Rawlinson is chair of the branch.

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