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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.



Roll with it?

In the weeks running up to the opening of the Rolls Building members of the judiciary, barristers, clerks and litigators were called in to take a tour. When they got back to their assorted offices their reports were mixed with many questioning whether the glitzy courtrooms were actually large enough to serve their purpose. The […]


Paedophile victim sues LSC over ‘unmerited’ legal aid

A paedophile victim who was unable to recover compensation from her alleged attacker because he was granted legal aid is suing the Legal Services Commission (LSC) over the decision to award him the funding. The victim said she was left having to pay legal costs of more than £111,000 for a successful private claim against […]

Alex Dell

DLA Piper beefs up City finance team with Deutsche hire

DLA Piper has bolstered its London finance group with a hire from Deutsche Bank. Mark McGiddy joins as a partner in DLA Piper’s London finance and projects group today and will sit in the structured finance team under the leadership of Alex Dell. McGiddy joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was a director in the […]


Freshfields duo breaks away to form Munich start-up

Two Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyers have teamed up with a former colleague to launch a corporate M&A boutique in Munich. Business law firm Gütt Olk Feldhaus will cover finance and capital markets regulatory law as well as the areas of compliance, business succession, estate and litigation. The three founding partners of the firm are Tilmann […]

Tulkinghorn: Last house on the crest

There is a scurrilous rumour doing the rounds that DLA Piper is stuffed to the gills with overly competitive bigwigs. Tulkinghorn wasn’t ­convinced until news reached him of events at the firm’s recent European real estate retreat at Keble College, Oxford. The idea was team-building. The result? Rampant rivalry between street gangs (in a nod […]

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