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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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Spanish agreement

One of Spain’s largest law firms, Barcelona-based Bufete Cuatrecasas, has signed a co-operation agreement with a Seville firm, Montero-Aramburu, which could pave the way for a merger between the two firms in the next few years. Bufete Cuatrecasas has been expanding in Spain over the last few years. The firm is believed to be considering […]

Werkmans loses Jo'burg partner to White & Case

US firm White & Case has poached a senior South African lawyer, John Janks, from leading South African firm Werkmans to join its Johannesburg office. Janks is the firm’s first appointment of a South African lawyer at partner level. White & Case set up the six-lawyer office in Johannesburg in 1995, becoming the only foreign […]

How fighting fund helped in Bristol battle

The Solicitors Indemnity Fund has come in for a lot of flak but it came into its own in the profession’s tussle with the Bristol & West Building Society, says David Robinson. David Robinson is the national head of professional indemnity at Pinsent Curtis. Anson Game and Mark Brookes also assisted with this article. The […]

In brief: Masons sends IT partner to Hong Kong

City firm Masons is sending IT specialist partner Peter Bullock to set up a new IT department in its Hong Kong office. Hong Kong partner Timothy Hill, senior associate Richard Bates and associate Leonora Ip will join Bullock’s team.

IBA struggles to find MDP common policy

The International Bar Association’s (IBA) working party on multidisciplinary partnerships is meeting behind closed doors this week in an attempt to thrash out a common policy on MDPs. The working party, which was set up in July, has been up against the clock in an attempt to finalise a draft position paper in time for […]

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