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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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CC and Linklaters' new partners up global power

Clifford Chance has put the emphasis on its foreign offices with its new partner appointments for 1999. It has also increased the length of the list by over half, while many rivals have cut down this year. Out of 33 new partners, 20 are based overseas, with a particular emphasis on the firm’s Hong Kong […]

Barclays poaches Biddle's top man

Barclays has recruited City firm Biddle’s managing partner to oversee and manage the bank’s legal panels and in-house team. Desmond O’Connell quit Biddle to take up his new role last week to become Barclays’ legal team’s number two. Barclays claims O’Connell’s new position is the first of its kind. He becomes its projects and operations […]

Secrecy in the aisles

Tom O’Sullivan investigates the secret discussions, the transatlantic flights and the hidden identities behind the Asda and Wal-Mart deal. The Americans who landed at Leeds-Bradford airport on 9 June were not sightseers coming to explore the city dubbed the “Barcelona of the north”. Instead they were a group of bankers and businessmen who, despite having […]

…as Eversheds and Dentons win property

Denton Hall and Eversheds have been appointed as Barclays Bank’s advisers on all its property management, purchases and sales. Barclays has divided its property work into three portfolios of about 2,500 buildings in total. Denton Hall’s two portfolios cover nearly 2,000 properties in the Midlands, the South East and the South West of England. Eversheds […]

It's time to banish the shadows

Robert Owen QC and Tim Otty, are executive members of the Bar Human Rights Committee. One of the most striking aspects of the murder of Rosemary Nelson last month is the fact that it so clearly occurred as a result of her status as a lawyer. Her murderers directly associated her with the causes of […]

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