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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.


European bank cuts panel for advice in East to cut costs

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is cutting the number of firms it uses for English and local law advice on financing projects in Eastern Europe and Russia. Until recently, the 20 or so in-house lawyers at the EBRD had not co-ordinated the way in which they chose firms. In an effort to […]

Herbert Smith prize

Herbert Smith’s international energy practice has been voted the best in the UK by the Petroleum Economist Energy Finance 1998 poll. The firm came second worldwide, after US law firm Vinson & Elkins.

Trading can be a taxing task

As donations fall, charities must look to other means of funding. But diversification can carry pitfalls, warns Helen Whymant. Helen Whymant is an assistant solicitor at Dickinson Dees. As the impact of the fall in donations to charities hits home, more charities are boosting their income by becoming involved in an array of trading activities. […]

Accountants still have a lot to learn

The breakdown of the Arthur Andersen/Wilde Sapte deal may be ominous for Wilde Sapte but it is also bad news for Arthur Andersen. While the main focus is undoubtedly on the plight of Wilde Sapte, which has been jilted so publicly at the altar, questions must also be asked about Arthur Andersen’s role. The Big […]

In brief: Eversheds offers telephone conveyancing

Eversheds has become the third law firm to link up with an estate agent, Hambro Countrywide, to offer a seven-day conveyancing telephone service. Eversheds has invested about £1m in the Manchester business, Home 2 Home, due to launch this month under the management of partner Morag Joyce. Similar services are provided by Northampton law firm […]

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