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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.



Top of the PEPS

In September The Lawyer will publish the UK 200 Annual Report 2009, the definitive guide to the finances of the UK’s largest law firms. But with the financial reporting season now in full swing, the Top of the PEPS will keep you up to date with the results as they happen. For law firms’ revenues, […]

Herbies strengthens Dubai disputes practice with London partner

Herbert Smith is bolstering its Middle East disputes practice by relocating London partner Stuart Paterson to Dubai. Paterson will work alongside disputes partner Craig Shepherd, who transferred to Dubai from London two years ago (27 April 2007). The firm’s disputes head Sonya Leydecker said: “Since setting up two years ago our disputes team in the […]

Lovells finds a partner

“That’s one of the great things about this job. There’s always something new.” The words of HM Revenue & Customs general counsel Anthony Inglese. He was talking about his new role as religion and beliefs champion at the department (see story), but the sentiment could equally apply to HMRC’s new partnership with Lovells on a […]


Greenberg adds to hiring spree with W&C partners

Rapidly growing Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) has snared a brace of capital markets partners from White & Case. Paul Maher The US firm has hired Andrew Croxford and Andrew Caunt to bolster its capital markets capabilities in the City. Earlier this month The Lawyer reported that GTM had hired former White & Case London-based finance […]


Burges Salmon steals Osborne Clarke’s PEP crown in southern battlefield

The battle for supremacy in the South of England legal market saw Bristol heavyweight Burges Salmon overtake arch rival Osborne Clake in average profit per equity (PEP) stakes during the last financial year. Both firms saw profitability and turnover tumble, but Burges Salmon’s PEP of £409,000 came in well above Osborne Clarke’s figure of £352,000, […]

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