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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.



Mills & Reeve turnover rises by 2 per cent to £70.9m

Mills & Reeve reported a two per cent increase in its 2012/13 turnover from £69.4m in 2011/12 to £70.9m, with its net profit up by four per cent from £19.5m to £20.4m. While turnover and net profit have grown slightly, average profit per equity partner (PEP) in 2012/13 stood relatively static with a £2,000 drop […]

Major change to collective redundancy consultation: counting to 20

The eagerly awaited Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment in the case of USDAW and others v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in Liquidation) and others has been published. The case was brought by trade union USDAW on behalf of employees working for Woolworths when the retail chain collapsed. Although the tribunal found that the store had breached […]

DECC sheds light on the Capacity Market

Last week saw the publication of a raft of documents from the government on various aspects of the energy sector. This included the release by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of its detailed design proposals for the Capacity Market together with a ‘strawman’ of the Capacity Market design. In addition, DECC confirmed […]

Temporary aircraft registration certificates to be issued by the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation

Conyers Dill and Pearman provides legal services to numerous clients with Bermuda-registered aircraft. In an aim to maintain Bermuda’s status as a pre-eminent offshore aircraft registration and financing jurisdiction, the Conyers team has worked closely with the BDCA to address the ongoing needs of its clients. Recently, it has been suggested that temporary or ‘storage’ […]

Baker & McKenzie makes up 71 in global promos as City gains one

Baker & McKenzie has made up 71 partners across its global network, eight more than last year, bringing its total to 1,450 partners worldwide. The promotions, which take effect today (1 July), are spread across six continents – 19in Asia Pacific, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, nine in Latin America, and 18 in North […]

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