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Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

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

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PIIT Council appoints Tomasz Zalewski from Wierzbowski Eversheds to IP Expert Group

Tomasz Zalewski, the partner in charge of the e-business, intellectual property and public procurement teams at Wierzbowski Eversheds, has been elected to the Expert Group in the field of intellectual property (IP) at the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT), by resolution of the PIIT Council. In his IP practice, Zalewski focuses on issues […]

DLA Piper announces hire of Mark Riera as Los Angeles litigation partner

DLA Piper has recruited Mark Riera as a litigation partner in its Los Angeles office. Riera is a trial and appellate lawyer with experience in a range of industries, including motor vehicles, banking, pharmaceuticals and transportation. Riera has successfully defended clients against allegations of price fixing, wage and hour violations and securities fraud. He has […]

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Theatre promotion: Win two tickets to see the Scottsboro Boys this month

Win two tickets with the Lawyer! Competition code: LAWYER Following a sold out run at the Young Vic, the critically acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys has transferred to the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season. Step right up and jump on board for this sensational musical which brings to life the extraordinary true story of […]

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A boat-less MIPIM arrives in the UK

No flights to book, no accommodation to haggle over, no eye watering expense claims – yes, MIPIM UK has arrived and instead of the Croisette we have the Hammersmith Road. The UK (and for that read London) is finally attempting an industry conference to attract global investors to the very location that tops their shopping […]

Ogier Corporate Finance is leading sponsor of listings on CISE

Ogier Corporate Finance has announced that it is the leading sponsor of listings on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE), with a market share of 23.8 per cent of securities listed on the exchange at the end of September 2014 since its inception. Ogier was a founding member when the exchange launched in 1998 and […]

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