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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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Nabarros exit spells end for patent prosecutions” /> Leading IP partner Barbara Cookson has quit Nabarro Nathanson, causing the firm to dump its patent prosecution practice. Nabarros’ decision to drop its patent prosecution practice leaves Olswang as the only major UK firm with a patent filing and prosecution capability. Law Society rules currently prohibit lawyers and patent […]

DLA Piper, Pinsents bag DWP instruction

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Pinsent Masons have teamed up to help the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on the renegotiation of its controversial IT contract with EDS. The completion of the deal brings DLA Piper back into favour with the DWP after a spell out in the cold following a perceived conflict […]

McClure Naismith wins Linklaters finance star

McClure Naismith wins Linklaters finance star” /> Scottish firm McClure Naismith is boosting its banking practice with the hire of a partner from Linklaters. Edinburgh-born Patrick Bell returns to his home town from Linklaters’ Warsaw office, where he was head of the finance team. The appointment is key to McClure Naismith’s strategy to build up […]

Ex-Sidley partner indicted in KPMG tax shelter case

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has become further embroiled in accounting giant KPMG’s US criminal tax case after former partner Raymond ‘RJ’ Ruble was formally indicted last week in connection with the sale of fraudulent tax shelters. Ruble was listed alongside eight former executives of KPMG in the indictment, which was unsealed by the Manhattan […]

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