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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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Minster Law blames law change for £599K loss

ABS Minster Law posted a £599,000 loss in 2012/13 after being swallowed up by price comparison site comparethemarket.com owner BGL in May 2013. According to accounts filed with Companies House the figure compares to a £3.1m profit generated by the volume personal injury (PI) firm the previous year. The firm blamed the loss of the […]

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Australian mid-market firms merge to form Thomson Geer

Australian mid-market firms, Thomsons Lawyers and Herbert Geer, are to merge to form the seventh largest independent firm in the country by number of lawyers. The merged firm will be known as Thomson Geer, which will have 80 partners, more than 230 lawyers and annual revenue of A$120m (£65m). The merger is set to take […]

The ins and outs of insider trading — part two

In its earlier client update on 4 February 2014, DLA Piper outlined the nature and scope of the insider trading prohibition under the Corporations Act and highlighted the extent of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC’s) recent activity and success in the prosecution of insider trading and market misconduct offences. This follow-on article (designed […]

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