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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.


Govt too slow on fixed fee contracts

The Bar Council has accused the Government of dragging its feet over introducing a system of fixed fee contracting for high-cost cases. A Bar Council spokesman says that a working party was set up to look into the matter by the Lord Chancellor’s Department early last year, but a decision has still not been made. […]

McDermotts expands London litigation team

US firm McDermott Will & Emery has announced the appointment of three associates to its London litigation group. Nick Vodovich joins from Gouldens and Samantha McBain from Lovell White Durrant. Kate Learoyd will join the firm from Rowe & Maw in August. John Reynolds, who heads the litigation group, says: “They are lawyers of the […]

In brief: Buchler Phillips

Buchler Phillips partner Neil Cooper is leaving the accountancy firm in 2001 to become president of the International Federation of Insolvency Professionals, INSOL International. INSOL is a federation of accountants and lawyers specialising in insolvency. Cooper will manage projects for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.

Summing up accountants

Accountants have radically improved the services they provide to lawyers, according to the fifth annual survey by The Lawyer, in association with Baker Tilly accountants. The results of this year’s survey – on how lawyers view their accountants – indicate that the majority of lawyers are happy with the services accountants provide, believing that their […]

Bizarre week

Divorcing couples in the UK could soon be haggling over kidneys, liver and intestines donated between spouses, according to medical experts who say it is only a matter of time before couples put a price on the organs they have lovingly donated to their sickly spouse. Sir Roy Calne – the surgeon who performed the […]

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