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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.


White & Case turns to Jones Day for hire of Shanghai head

White & Case has hired partner Alex Zhang from Jones Day to head its Shanghai office and China corporate and M&A practice. Zhang has over 20 years of experience in advising both international and Chinese clients on China-related matters, particularly in Chinese M&A, corporate and private equity. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2004, Zhang […]


SNR Denton adds restructuring partner from Dickie Dees

SNR Denton has hired a restructuring partner from Dickinson Dees as the firm continues to scour the market for senior lawyers. Will Gunston, who was a partner in Dickinson Dees’ Newcastle office and headed the firm’s bank and creditor-led restructuring practice, will join SNR Denton in London. Gunston specialises in corporate and debt restructurings, and […]

Lablaw opens new office in Padua

Italian employment boutique Lablaw has expanded into Padua through bolting on a three-lawyer team headed by partner Stefano Barillari. The Padua office is Lablaw’s third, following from its establishment in Milan and then Rome in 2009. Managing partner Luca Failla said Lablaw wanted to be able to work with clients in the industrial north of […]


Fixed legal fees- can they change the face of the legal profession?

The system of hourly billing by lawyers has come under scrutiny for some time, and whilst this might not be a new phenomenon, the increased move towards fixed fees and what this might mean for the sector, certainly is.  Although few clients and firms are openly admitting that fixed fees are on the increase, there […]

Elizabeth Marshall

Unfair play

The Law Society has yet again found itself in the public eye for all the wrong reasons; this time for unfairly dismissing one of its disabled employees. Should it undergo a wholesale change in culture? The Law Society may be the trade union of solicitors, but it has badly let down one of its own, […]

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