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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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CPS hit by racism allegations

The Crown Prosecution Service has been rocked by accusations of racism by one of its own prosecutors, former barrister Uma Bhardwaj. Bhardwaj is taking the CPS to the Central London Employment Tribunal, claiming its recruitment strategy discriminates against black and Asian recruits. In 2004, the CPS offered Bhardwaj a role as a senior prosecutor but […]

White & Case boosts corporate with Ashurst hire

White & Case has raided Ashurst to hire M&A and corporate finance specialist Philip Broke as its new co-head of the UK corporate practice. Broke joins the New York-based firm as a partner and co-head of corporate alongside London senior partner Peter Finlay, focusing on M&A and corporate finance transactional work involving investment banks. The […]

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Mind the pre-pack

Alternatives to pre-pack administrations are being sought in a bid to find a better solution for creditors of insolvent business. Carolyn Swain reports Pre-pack administrations have been getting a bad press of late. They are seen as a less-than-transparent sale process where creditors are faced with a fait accompli at the creditors’ meeting with no […]

Howard Kennedy, Brick Court face negligence accusation

Howard Kennedy and Brick Court Chambers’ Andrew Lydiard QC have found themselves the target of a claim brought by a former client who says he suffered loss of opportunity following their advice. The case, currently being heard in the High Court before Mr Justice Cooke, is brought by a Portuguese businessman. Antonio Anibal Andrade Baptista […]

Beijing-Hong Kong merger creates Chinese heavyweight

Beijing-based Jun He Law Offices has become the third Mainland China-headquartered law firm to open in Hong Kong. The firm has opened through a merger with Hong Kong firm XJ Wang & Co, and will operate in Hong Kong under the Jun He name. Jun He’s Chinese operation recently worked alongside international firms Allen & […]

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