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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.


Unsober as a judge

Tulkinghorn was delighted to hear that the standards at the High Court are being maintained. The new judges were appointed in mid-September and one lucky chap decided to celebrate in style. Brian Langstaff QC of Cloisters Chambers set sail for Claridges, where quantities of liquid refreshment were consumed. According to a spy, his fellow celebrators […]

A&O shoots up M&A tables

Magic circle firm Allen & Overy has shot up 13 places to rank third on the European M&A league tables published by Bloomberg, Thomson Financial and Mergermarket for announced deals. A&O jumped from 16th to third spot in the Thomson Financial third-quarter M&A league table for announced deals, after advising on 173 deals totalling $178.39bn. […]

Lord Woolf joins Blackstone

Lord Woolf, the retiring Lord Chief Justice, has joined Blackstone Chambers as a non-resident mediator and arbitrator. Woolf retired from his five-year tenure as Lord Chief Justice on Friday (30 September) and became a Blackstone tenant immediately. He joins Blackstone’s existing mediators, Presiley Baxendale QC, Sir David Edward QC, Robert Englehart QC and Charles Flint […]

Law Soc tries and tries again

They might turn their noses up at it in the office, but there was no escaping the class of the Law Society on the playing field. The team from Chancery Lane beat Burges Salmon in the final of the Law Society Rugby Sevens on Sunday 26 September, besting 32 teams in the process. Denton Wilde […]

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