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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.

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Linklaters cuts pay bands and associate bonuses

Linklaters has cut associate pay bands by an average of seven per cent and slashed bonuses across the firm. In contrast to other top City firms, Linklaters associates will move up through the salary bands this year but reduced rates mean that most junior lawyers will receive a pay rise of just two to four […]

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Chaos as MoJ scuppers litigation reform

Judges and politicians at loggerheads as Jackson review kicked into the long grass The judiciary is on a collision course with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over how the litigation ­system should be reformed in England and Wales. Serious concerns have been raised about political interference with a range of litigation reforms after the MoJ […]

Osborne Clarke gets on board for Navy deal

Osborne Clarke has advised Babcock Marine on two major defence contracts, including a £150m deal to provide maintenance to the Royal Navy submarine fleet. Osborne Clarke has advised Babcock Marine on two major defence contracts, including a £150m deal to provide maintenance to the Royal Navy submarine fleet. Commercial partner James Mullock advised Babcock on […]

Brabners institutes management rejig

Brabners Chaffe Street has restructured its management, with Michael Brabner stepping down as managing partner after 15 years in the role. Brabner’s role will be taken over by former Manchester head Mark Brandwood. He will also continue in his role as a corporate fee-earner. Clients include Kinetic, Cooke Group and ServiceSource. Brabner will in turn […]

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A&O promotions: more women, more in banking

Allen & Overy has made 20 promotions to the partnership this year, forty per cent of whom are women. This is a fall in the total number of promotions at the firm from last year, when A&O made up 28. However, the proportion of new women partners has reached record levels. Last year four of […]

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