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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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Lawyers on Demand to launch in Manchester

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) legal contractor Lawyers on Demand (LoD) has launched a Manchester hub as part of the firm’s move into the region. LoD’s on-site contract lawyer service will be based  in BLP’s low-cost Manchester hub, launched this year as part of an efficiency drive (11 March 2014). The on-site service, which seconds lawyers […]

No5 Chambers’ Simon Hunka represents officer jailed for misconduct in public office

Simon Hunka from No5 Chambers has represented an officer jailed for misconduct in public office. PC Ian Langford, a police officer who served in Ledbury, Worcestershire, has been jailed for 18 months. Gloucester Crown Court heard that Langford started relationships with two women after being called to incidents at their homes and visited them during […]

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Clients shun disaggregation model but stick to quality, The Lawyer research finds

In-house lawyers are not buying the much-trumpeted disaggregated legal services firms are offering them, exclusive research by The Lawyer has found. Indeed, the awareness of new legal services delivery models remains low, with the vast majority of in-house lawyers having never, rarely or only occasionally been offered some form of disaggregated legal service. In contrast […]

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A&O, Herbies and Macfarlanes keep Virgin panel spots after review

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith Freehills and Macfarlanes are among eight firms to have retained positions of Virgin Group’s panel following an informal review. Virgin Group launched a full audit of its legal advisory roster with the aim of assessing the existing relationships with its panel firms in November (12 November 2013). The wide-ranging […]

Baker & McKenzie promotes 65 to partnership, including four in London

Baker & McKenzie has made up 65 lawyers and other professionals across 32 offices to its partnership, with almost a third of the new partners working in its tax practice. The promotions round is slightly down on last year, when the firm made up 71 partners (1 July 2013), but the four partners made up […]

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