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Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout

Prepare to have right on your side when making efficiency savings

As the UK officially enters recession, we are seeing perhaps the toughest landscape in the corporate world for over a decade. With so many decisions to be made to protect the buoyancy of their business, especially as government support schemes gradually come to an end, many employers are finding themselves in a difficult place. On the one hand, they want to value and protect the staff who have succeeded over the past few challenging months but, at the same time, many are finding redundancies in certain business areas inevitable. So how do they navigate this territory and ensure they keep the business going while doing the right thing?

Webinar: Employee Ownership Trusts: Efficient exits on an owner’s terms

Selling a business is perhaps the most critical moment in an owner’s life with their company. The process of finding a buyer and agreeing a price can be drawn out, stressful – and with forthcoming changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) – may involve writing a substantial cheque to HMRC. For many owners, there may be another way, by utilising a HMRC-approved Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) to sell their business.

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Redundancy rates defy gloom as survey shows 44 per cent drop in cuts

The number of UK partners being made redundant has dropped to levels not seen since before the recession, according to an annual survey of partner roles.  The research, provided by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and compiled by accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy, found that there was an overall net increase of 2,795 partnership posts between 2012 […]

Eversheds advises Virtusa on acquisition of TradeTech Consulting Scandinavia

Eversheds’ Swedish office has advised Virtusa Corporation, which has, through its Dutch subsidiary, acquired Swedish company TradeTech Consulting Scandinavia. The acquisition expands Virtusa’s position within the banking, financial services and insurance industries by increasing its asset management and treasury services domain and technology expertise. The acquisition will also result in an expansion of Virtusa’s footprint […]

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Raju Bhatt  Bhatt Murphy Solicitors With a long career centred heavily on police racism and brutality issues, Bhatt Murphy founding partner Raju Bhatt specialises in helping members of the public seeking state accountability.  Bhatt is one of the founding members of the Police Action Lawyers Group and the Inquest Lawyers Group. His recent and current cases […]

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Bakers on hunt for low-cost legal centre site following Manila success

Baker & McKenzie is looking for a location to launch another low-cost legal centre following the success of its Manila back office.  The firm confirmed that it was “exploring options” for replicating the Manila model in other jurisdictions but emphasised that there was no timetable. There has been no indication to where further outposts might […]

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