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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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Prepare for 2013 with client help

Tough markets mean firms need to be more in tune with their clients and their needs in order to survive The past year has been a fascinating one for anyone involved in the legal sector. It has reinforced my belief that if law firms are to prosper and grow in 2013, they need to look […]

A&O counts the cost of office banter

The holiday season and new year are a favourite time for law firm marketers capitalising on people’s misery. At around this time every year, email inboxes at The Lawyer fill with messages from divorce specialists reminding us that more couples split in January than at any other time – the seventh of the month is […]

Freshfields could face scrutiny over advice on 2010 Bumi deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer could be dragged into an investigation of the deal that created the controversial multibillion coal group Bumi. Bumi’s Indonesian investors and its co-founder Nat Rothschild, who helped bring the company to London, have been locked in a vicious and public dispute over governance of the company since the autumn of 2012. In […]

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Bevan Brittan advising on first local authority defamation claim

One of the country’s smallest local authorities could be the first to bring defamation proceedings under the Localism Act 2011. Rutland County Council has instructed Bevan Brittan partner Peter Keith Lucas to advise it on potential action against three independent councillors – Richard Gale, David Richardson and Nick Wainwright – who are collectively known as […]

K&L Gates adds first post-merger partner to Aussie base

K&L Gates’ Sydney office has taken on corporate partner Andrea Beatty, the first partner to join the firm following its 1 January merger with Australian firm Middletons. Beatty joins K&L Gates from Australian firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, where she was a partner. Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth in 2009, she had been a partner at […]

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