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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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Immigration minister resigns after illegally employing cleaner

By Sarah Lovell Mark Harper resigned after discovering a cleaner he employed for his flat did not have permission to work in the UK. How could such a mistake have been made (especially by the minister for immigration) and how can employers avoid the same trap? In April 2007, Mark Harper took on a cleaner, Isabella […]

Clio releases Apple Devices In Law Offices 2013 Survey

Results indicate greater demand for data on the move and choice of devices within Law Firms Clio, the leading cloud-based practice management solution, has released the results of their 2013 ‘Apple Devices in Law Offices’ survey. The survey, detailing Apple device usage in law firms across North America, shows exactly how far the influence of […]

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The Offshore Top 30, 2014: The byteback begins

After the activity lull last year, offshore firms have regrouped and come out fighting with state-of-the-art technology that takes client service to a new level After a year of substantial change in the offshore legal market in 2012, last year proved to be a much quieter affair. But while there were fewer management changes and […]

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Clifford Chance names banking partner Abraham as new Middle East head

Clifford Chance has named banking and finance partner Robin Abraham as new Middle East managing partner to replace current head Graham Lovett. Abraham will start his four-year term on 1 May after a regional partner vote. He will take over from Lovett, who continues as regional head of litigation and dispute resolution. Abraham won a […]

Credit card company bound by the fraudulent misrepresentations of its supplier

Finance companies are liable to the ultimate customer on the basis of joint and several liability with the supplier — and this includes in relation to fraudulent misrepresentations. This was the finding of the County Court in Mal’ouf v MBNA Europe Bank Ltd (t/a Abbey Cards). The claimant had been induced to purchase two plots of […]

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