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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.


Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 01 June 2014

In his boxing heyday, Giacobbe ‘Jake’ LaMotta was a man of few words – and it’s an odds-on bet that ‘laches’ wasn’t one of them. The ‘Bronx Bull’ – who famously fluctuated between the middle and light heavyweight categories – was portrayed by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film as a chap who […]


Pay on the rise again at magic circle firms

Three magic circle firms bring warm glow to junior ranks by ending salary freeze Summer may be taking a while to arrive, but salary global warming is well under way in the magic circle. After several years of freeze, associates are basking in the warm glow of a boosted pay packet. Many firms are yet […]

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Former Department for Transport GC resurfaces at Monckton Chambers

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) former general counsel, Christopher Muttukumaru, has taken up tenancy at Monckton Chambers.    Muttukumaru retired from the £130,000 DfT role late last year, with former Burges Salmon transport head Nick Olley hired to replace him (13 September 2013).  At the time it was not clear if Muttukumaru, who was called to the […]


EY Law continues growth spurt with Freshfields partner hire

Accountancy and consulting giant EY has made another foray into the legal sector, hiring Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Richard Norbruis to lead its global transaction law practice. Norbruis has been a partner in Freshfields’ Amsterdam office since 1999. For the last three years he has held the role of global people partner, responsible for issues […]

Jordan Furlong

An incomplete inventory of NewLaw

Everything you need to know about the world of ‘new law’ models and more from Jordan Furlong So I was asked to give a presentation about “NewLaw”. No problem at all — aside from the minor, niggling detail of figuring out what “NewLaw” is supposed to be. Like other terms in vogue within the legal profession (ie, “non-lawyer”), we […]

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