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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.


Alston & Bird bags War on Terror general counsel

ALSTON & Bird has welcomed back partner Joe Whitley to the fold after two years as the first general counsel to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), created in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York. As general counsel, Whitley oversaw about 1,500 lawyers and 400 support staff from 22 […]


With the end of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the area can start looking forward to fulfil its commercial potential. Nemonie Fulton reports

House of Lords judge Steyn quits and returns to bar

House of Lords judge Lord Steyn is retiring from his post to return to practice at Essex Court Chambers as an arbitrator. Steyn left the Lords on Friday (30 September) and returns immediately to Essex Court where he will work as an international arbitrator. Prior to being appointed to the Bench in 1985, Steyn had […]

BLP raids Dewey for global projects head

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has raided Dewey Ballantine’s London office for a new head of the firm’s global projects practice. Dewey partner Jonathan Simpson resigned yesterday (5 October) to join BLP as a senior equity partner. He is expected to leave at the end of the week. In his new role, Simpson will also become […]

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