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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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Pinsents partner Isaac rejected as Equality Commission chair

Pinsent Masons equity partner David Isaac’s attempt to become chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been stymied by two parliamentary select committees. Isaac has been passed over for the position due to potential conflicts of interest that may arise due to his role at Pinsents, which lists the Government as a major […]

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Travers wins for Kaupthing lawyer against £2.2bn Tchenguiz claim

Travers Smith has secured victory for Icelandic lawyer Johannes Jóhannsson against a £2.2bn claim brought by businessman Vincent Tchenguiz in the High Court. Tchenguiz alleged that Jóhannsson, a a former member of defunct bank Kaupthing’s resolution and winding up committees, misused the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) powers in 2009. He alleged that the lawyer had agreed […]

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