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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.


Cobbetts partner made honorary German counsul

Cobbetts partner Mark Green has been appointed as the German honorary consul for Manchester. The role means that Green is the principal contact for German citizens in the Manchester region seeking consular assistance. He will also represent German business interests in the area. Green qualified as a ‘Rechtsanwalt’ in Germany in 1996, and is already […]

Ditz blitz

The LAWYER’s grapevine email bulletin last week on business development seemed to strike a nerve with more than a few readers. It certainly generated a ton of feedback, some of it positive. Tulkinghorn’s particular favourite comes courtesy of our good friend Daniel Tunkel of SJ Berwin, who kindly took the trouble to put Tulkinghorn’s illiterate scribe […]

Big fish for fat cats

While Tulkinghorn is on the subject of ‘sport’, The Lawyers’ Fishing Club ( is hosting its annual beginners’ day this Saturday (9 April). Tickets are a measly £28, for which you get the use of tackle and receive tuition and two fish. What you do with the fish is, apparently, up to you. Contact Nick […]

Wilmer Cutler records impressive £870K PEP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has posted average profit per equity partner (PEP) of $870,000 in its first full financial year as a merged firm.The results compare favourably with the average PEP of $780,000 at pre-merger Wilmer Cutler and $810,000 at Hale and Dorr.The firm’s turnover for 2004 was $750m, up an impressive 14 […]

Halliwells launches PFI practice with hire from Robert Muckle

Muckle” />Halliwells has poached Neil Wilson, currently head of construction at Newcastle firm Robert Muckle, to kick-start the development of a PFI practice. Wilson, who is dual-qualified in England and Scotland, has 10 years of PFI experience. As well as heading Robert Muckle’s construction practice, Wilson has been a partner at Scottish construction firm MacRoberts […]

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