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Out-of-hours appointments: a temporary fix to a permanent problem

The past year has seen repeated attempts by the courts to solve the conundrum of electronic working and how it interfaces with out-of-court appointments of administrators. So is the Temporary Practice Direction Supporting the Insolvency Practice Direction just a temporary fix for what is a permanent problem? Josh Lewison examines the case law in this briefing.

Video: Cash flow and debtors

Simon Bonney gives an explanation on managing cash flow and the potential issues regarding collection of debtors.

Companies facing financial challenges – 10 top tips for UK directors

The legal world of company restructurings and insolvencies is rapidly evolving and in a world of COVID-19 and the associated uncertainty it brings, it has never been more difficult for directors to ensure that they are properly discharging their duties. Gawain Moore, Partner in the Walker Morris Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency team, shares his ten top tips for directors whose companies are facing financial challenges in the current economic climate.


Michael Hales

Nabarro’s European alliance gains Spanish member after two year hiatus

Nabarro’s international alliance has added Spanish firm Roca Junyent as its newest member. The alliance, which comprises Nabarro in the UK, August & Debouzy in France, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen in Germany and Nunziante Magrone in Italy, will now have more than 960 lawyers in 23 offices across nine jurisdictions. The addition of Roca Junyent […]

Donald Shaw

Dundas & Wilson takes two-partner banking team from Stephenson Harwood

Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson has hired a five-strong banking team, including two partners, from Stephenson Harwood. Partners John Pike and Ted Harrison, and associates Ben Truman, Pauline Ho and Richard Hathaway all join Dundas’s banking team in London. Pike, who is a former Stephenson Harwood chief executive, specialises in international and UK real estate […]

Wikborg Rein hires Qatar Gas GC for City office

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein has recruited the general counsel of the Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) as a partner in its London office. Joe McGladdery joins Wikborg Rein’s English law practice in London, alongside partners Clare Calnan and Rob Jardine-Brown. Between 2007 and 2011 McGladdery was responsible for developing Nakilat’s legal and insurance department. He […]


Ex-Macfarlanes partner jailed for a year over drink-driving offences

A former MacFarlanes partner who resigned from the firm last year has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £4,200 after being found guilty of drink-driving, perverting the course of justice and two further charges. During his trial Francis Bridgeman claimed to have been kidnapped by an armed gang to avoid being […]

Catrin Griffiths, editor

The Hot 100 2012: Hot stuff

Over the latter part of 2011 The Lawyer’s editorial team embarked on one of our most enjoyable projects of the year: picking 100 high-achieving names for our annual celebration of talent that is the Hot 100. We try to choose a representative sample of the commercial legal profession, so in these pages you will find […]

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