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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.


Eversheds promotes 21 lawyers to the partnership in 2014 promotions round

Eversheds has announced the promotion of 21 lawyers from around its international operations to the firm’s partnership, as part of the 2014 promotions round. A further seven lawyers have also been appointed as legal directors, four as counsel and one as operations director. The law firm’s company commercial practice group promoted seven new partners and […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters bumps up NQ salary by more than 3 per cent to £65,000

Slaughter and May has increased its trainee and associate remuneration for the second time in two years, with newly-qualified lawyers receiving a pay hike of up to 3.2 per cent. NQ’s are set to receive the biggest pay rise, seeing their remuneration jump up from £63,000 to £65,000 on 1 May 2014.  The salary for […]


Champagne at dawn as LG pops cork on Wragges merger

The combination of LG and Wragge & Co will go live today with the new partners admitted to the combined equity. The new entity will be known as Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, although as Lucy Burton discovers, this is a name that will be kept under review. Lawrence Graham (LG) officially merges with Wragge […]


BLP launches Indonesia alliance

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has formed an alliance with Indonesian firm Mataram Partners as its newly launched Asia Network continues to expand. Mataram Partners has become the second member of BLP’s Asia Network, which it launched in March this year with a Myanmar firm (13 March 2014). Mataram is a Jakarta-based firm led by senior […]

Shoosmiths’ private equity team advises on Gusto Restaurants MBO

The private equity team at Shoosmiths has advised funds managed by Palatine Private Equity on the management buyout (MBO) of Gusto Restaurants and Bars from restaurant group Living Ventures. Manchester-based private equity partner Mark Dawson led Shoosmiths’ advisory team, with corporate advice from private equity partner Kieran Toal, senior associate Alex Lilley and solicitor Kelly […]

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