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By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The Financial Times recently reported that UK business faces a potential debt burden of up to £105 billion with small and medium sized companies under most pressure. Such levels of corporate debt are likely to be unsustainable and create obvious issues for […]

The job support scheme – All change!

By Andrew Rayment, Suzanne Treen, Charlotte Smith On 22 October 2020, the Chancellor announced further changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) with the stated purpose of saving more jobs.  The announcement came following widespread concern from businesses that they would not receive much-needed support following the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) […]

Company law reform – Changes planned to improve corporate transparency

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke Towards the end of September 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its findings in relation to the consultation on corporate transparency and Companies House reform which it launched in May 2019. The response document contains an overview […]

Is now a good time to modernise AGMs?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged UK quoted companies to change their approach to holding physical annual general meetings (AGMs). At a time when social distancing rules mean that the traditional approach to an AGM is no longer permitted, many companies have been […]

Developers – Are you prepared for a rise in green litigation?

By Alison Ogley, Emma Conwell, David Monteith For environmental activists, conventional campaigning continues, but increasingly it is litigation spearheaded by activists which hits the headlines. Recently even celebrities have been getting in on the act, with Feargus Sharkey, frontman of The Undertones, poised to file a judicial review on the Government’s policies in relation river […]

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Leveraging your firm’s knowledge for a greater share of voice and market

By Samuel Page, Adam Elgar The “Excess Share of Voice” (ESOV) rule is as close to a law of marketing as we are likely to ever have. Across tens of thousands of marketing cases covering hundreds of markets and economic conditions, this rule is continually proved to be true. Brands that maintain a higher share […]

Reaching your market on LinkedIn (Best practice content campaigns – part 5)

By Samuel Page Reaching your target audience with content has always been a challenge. If you’ve been tuning into this post series you’ve already seen our best practice advice for planning a content campaign, defining your topics, and creating your content. Here we’re looking at how to reach an audience on LinkedIn through advertising.

Black Lives Matter: A call to action to dismantle institutional racism in the UK

By Desmond Brady The impact of eight minutes and 46 seconds in the murder of George Floyd watched by millions around the world sparked a new reckoning in the chapter of institutional racism—for not only in law enforcement but in society at large. Thousands of people marched in the streets around the globe and many […]

Technology trends lawyers should follow considering COVID-19—Part two

By Nayeem Syed In the previous article, we discussed how Covid-19 will accelerate existing technology trends and innovation. Here we will continue to discuss some of the implications which lawyers will need to consider and help manage their clients. As new technology is deployed at pace, technology-related risk-spotting becomes more important Many industries may see […]


Pressure mounts on professional indemnity market as renewal date moves closer

Firms with fewer than 10 partners are being forced into the unrated insurance market when it comes to renewing professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover, leading insurance brokers have warned. While larger firms have seen rates relax as the final 1 October renewal date moves closer, smaller firms are being rejected by top-rated underwriters, which are […]

Bird & Bird launches Cloud Computing iPad App with Brand Remedy

Bird & Bird has launched an iPad app covering commonly asked legal questions relating to cloud computing services across 11 jurisdictions. Aimed at both suppliers and users of cloud services, the app covers the main issues that need to be considered when setting up a cloud service, and answers questions on how to ensure compliance with […]

Treasury shares: an opportunity for private equity?

The regime for the buyback of own shares changed on 30 April 2013 with the coming into force of the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013.  The changes could provide a warehousing opportunity for private equity-backed companies. We have described the changes to the buy-back regime in more detail elsewhere. For the purposes of […]

DLA Piper’s Angela Crawford named to journal’s list of Women Worth Watching

DLA Piper has announced that Angela Crawford, partner in the firm’s Tampa office, has been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2013 list of Women Worth Watching.  Diversity Journal focuses on diversity and inclusion in all areas of business, government, non-profit, higher education and the military. The annual Women Worth Watching list recognises women who are nominated by their colleagues, […]

DLA Piper welcomes members of the UK fashion industry to private dinner event

On 28 August 2013, DLA Piper played host to some of the UK’s fashion elite, welcoming senior members of the British Fashion Council and the current recipients of NEWGEN MEN SS14 to a private dinner. NEWGEN MEN is a support programme run by the British Fashion Council and sponsored by TOPMAN, which assists emerging menswear […]

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