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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


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Wragges and Lawrence Graham prepare for £170m merger vote

Lawrence Graham (LG) and Wragge & Co are in merger talks to create a £170m firm, partners were told today.  Wragge & Co senior partner Quentin Poole confirmed the talks, stating: “We have been open about our strategy and the fact that we are looking at opportunities to strengthen our ability to serve clients in […]

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Phoenix Palace

Because I have a prolapsed disc in my neck – I blame years of sitting in front of a PC – I find that I cannot use my right arm effectively. I certainly couldn’t cut up a steak. The horror. So to avoid having to eat like an infant, ie. having my food cut up […]


Eversheds opts out of NHS Shared Business pitch as new panel revealed

Eversheds decided against pitching for a role on the expanded NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) panel at the latest review despite working on six of its nine ‘lots’ since 2009. Successful firms were told of the outcome of the review yesterday. The NHS expanded the panel for the business and procurement service from 16 […]

The GCs are all right

Surely there’s never been a better time to be a recruiter of in-house lawyers; GC are coming thick and fast. For all the best in-house opportunities, don’t miss our jobs pages and sign up to our alerts. And for who’s moved where in the last couple of weeks, check out the links below. Legacy Manches […]

Double counting and pensions

By Peter Shave The Pensions Regulator issued a statement on 25 October 2013 warning against ‘double counting’ in defined-benefit pension schemes. The Regulator is apparently dealing with a number of cases where section 75 debts on the one hand and regular contributions otherwise due on the other have been offset against each other. The Regulator […]

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