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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

Swiss IP Newsletter July 2020

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.


Lovell's Boesebeck lose four partners to Bruckhaus

Lovell White Durrant’s merger partner, Boesebeck Droste, has lost four M&A tax partners from its Munich office who are opening a new office in the Bavarian capital for Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Lober. Rolf Fuger, Norbert Rieger, Stephan Salzmann and Bernhard Heiss are opening Bruckhaus’ new Munich office on January 1. The new office will have […]

Stephenson Harwood builds Chinese wall

Stephenson Harwood is building a Chinese wall to keep its silk away from its solicitors. Insolvency barrister John Higham QC joined the London firm in April. But he continued to be retained by a rival firm, which he refuses to name, working for the co-defendants in a piece of asset-tracing litigation in the Cayman Islands. […]

Carter-Ruck threatens action against own firm

Libel specialist Peter Carter-Ruck is considering legal action against his own firm in a dispute about its strategy. The octogenarian lawyer, who continues to practise as a consultant at Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners, is in dispute with several senior partners over whether the firm should remain a niche practice or expand. Carter-Ruck says an agreement […]

Shares' value to be discussed

An appeal which will throw light on the valuation of shares when they are taken into account for insolvency purposes is heading for the House of Lords. Lords Hoffmann, Hutton and Hobhouse have given leave for an appeal in Phillips & anor v Brewin Dolphin Bell Lawrie Ltd (BDL) & anor. The case centres on […]

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