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Looking to the future with a new UK insolvency regime

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) promises to bring into effect a mixture of temporary measures to alleviate the problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic and some permanent reforms to the UK restructuring and insolvency regime.

Podcast series #2 – The build-to-rent sector post Covid-19

In this Podcast Shoosmiths real estate partner, Judy Fawcett, and Andrew Wells, Partner & Head of Leeds Office at Allsops, discuss which parts of the wider Residential Investment market are most active and so present the best opportunities post COVID-19. Click below to listen to the first in the series.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

Rise in venture capital-backed tech in response to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised global markets. However, the crisis has encouraged swift adaptations in all walks of life and the development of innovative living and working patterns as a result of lockdowns around the world.

Will Covid-19 speed up green funds revolution?

If you were managing to ignore the increased importance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it will be hard to do so now. As succinctly put by the now infamous Greta Thunberg; “If the coronavirus crisis has shown us one thing, it is that our society is not sustainable”.



Langstaff J named as head of Employment Appeals Tribunal

Mr Justice Langstaff has been appointed head of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge. Langstaff J will succeed Mr Justice Underhill, who completes his term in office at the end of the year. The former Cloisters Chambers chief joined the EAT in 2000 and in 2005 was appointed to […]

Former Linklaters senior partner lands EMEA role at Moelis bank

US-headquartered bank Moelis & Company has hired former Linklaters senior partner David Cheyne in a high-level business development and advisory role. Cheyne, whose term as senior partner at the magic circle firm ended on Friday (30 September), becomes vice-chairman of Moelis’ EMEA investment banking arm. He will be based in London and will have the […]

Will Robertson

Work Life Quiz: Will Robertson, Bond Pearce

What was your first-ever job? Selling ice creams on a push bike. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? ‘Helping’ a client whose elderly mother was being prosecuted for a motor offence, rubbing the CPS up the wrong way and then receiving a fax from the CPS adding further charges. I got her off all […]


Norton Rose enters South America via merger with Canada’s Macleod Dixon

Norton Rose is to gain a presence in South America for the first time after confirming its merger with Canadian outfit Macleod Dixon. The firm today announced that Macleod Dixon will join the Norton Rose group on 1 January 2012. It makes the firm into one of the world’s five largest firms by headcount, giving […]

Maitland adds to London team with Boodle Hatfield hire

Offshore and wealth services firm Maitland has hired a partner from Boodle Hatfield as it continues to build its private client offering in London. Karen Marks joins Maitland after three years as a partner at Boodle Hatfield, having joined the firm from LG in 2008. Marks specialises in international tax and trust planning, advising a […]

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