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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.


Clydes building

Space, the lucrative frontier

Clydes’ canny office lease deal funds large loan The rapid consolidation of the profession has caused some headaches when it comes to the logistics of bringing firms under one roof. The 2011 merger between insurance giants Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) was swift and coincided with Clydes’ planned move into London’s […]

Tods Murray, the press release and the eye-catching LLPs

Firms’ LLP accounts have generally made for depressing reading this year so perhaps it’s only natural that a firm would want to present a positive take on its results. But Scottish stalwart Tods Murray may have stretched positivity to the bounds of credibility with its latest efforts. The firm led an announcement on its 2011/12 […]

European moves: 24 January 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Baltics Baltic firm Sorainen has appointed former Estonian Chancellor of Justice Allar Jõks as a partner. Jõks joined the firm in 2009 as a specialist counsel. In a statement he said he hoped the partner appointment would prove his commitment to […]


Public sector lawyers hit by spending cuts in Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester

Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle City Councils have published their proposed budgets for 2013/14, exposing further cuts on spending for government legal departments. According to budget proposals the legal department at Labour-run Newcastle City Council, which faces £100m of cuts over the next three years, must find ways of cutting costs by an estimated £50,000 this […]


FSCS adds former A&O and Aegon lawyers to board

Former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Charles McKenna and former Aegon UK general counsel Marian Glen have been unveiled as new non-executive directors on the board of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). McKenna, a corporate partner at A&O for 22 years, and Glen, legal head of insurer Aegon’s UK arm from 2009 to 2011, […]

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