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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.


SPBG identifies in-housers as valuable pro bono patrons

A pro bono initiative for lawyers is targeting in-house legal teams as a new and relatively untapped market. Earlier in the month the Solicitors Pro Bono Group (SPBG) and the European chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Europe) hosted a networking event for employed lawyers at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in its […]

Separated at birth

Raquel (aka Sarah Lancashire), the wannabe model and barmaid formerly of Coronation Street, has branched out considerably since leaving Weatherfield. Although happily ensconsed with vineyard owner Armand and his daughters in their French chateau, Raquel occasionally turns her hand to advising businesses on what makes them successful and profitable. These skills were clearly not learnt […]

Lovells slashes management in international executive overhaul

Lovells has completed a radical overhaul of its central management by slashing its international executive and reconfiguring its international operations committee (IOC). The executive, which is chaired by managing partner David Harris, has been reduced from 14 to 11 members to facilitate more effective decision-making on strategic issues. Meanwhile, the IOC, which is chaired by […]

A&O scoops Ericsson work after Slaughters conflict

A Slaughter and May conflict has gifted Allen & Overy (A&O) a mandate to advise Swedish telecoms equipment company Ericsson on its £1.2bn cash deal to buy the bulk of Marconi’s assets. Slaughters, which is retained as corporate legal adviser to both Ericsson and Marconi, is acting for the latter company on the deal. The […]

Lawyer gets just desert

Alex Haslam, a corporate finance associate at Norton Rose, is planning to run six marathons over six days through the Sahara Desert. Alex, if you want to leave, just go. There’s no need to go mad. But apparently Haslam has no intention of leaving his job. He’s decided to take some time off next year […]

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