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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.

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Crime barristers strike over legal aid cuts as solicitors call for leaders to resign

Criminal lawyers are set to swamp Westminster today in a mass protest against government plans to slash legal aid rates, with police told to expect more than 1,000 demonstrators. Trials are expected to grind to halt as criminal barristers refuse to attend court for the day, amid suggestions that a series of similar actions will […]

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DLA Piper to managers: start billing or stop earning

DLA Piper is planning to ringfence management pay among its sector and group in a bid to increase fee-earning levels amongst its senior lawyers. The move is understood to be aimed at quelling partner discontent over the number of non-fee earning managers at the firm. The plan is expected to be aired at the DLA’s […]

Gateley’s Manchester corporate team advises on Incanthera’s acquisition of Onco-NX

Gateley’s Manchester corporate team has advised on a recent deal that saw oncology business Incanthera acquire University of Salford drug discovery spin-out Onco-NX. Both businesses will now combine their skills to develop a new therapeutics pipeline for anti-cancer drugs. Incanthera has developed a therapy that selectively targets solid tumours without harming healthy cells, while Onco-NX […]

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Weightmans appoints former Buying Solutions CEO as non-exec

Weightmans has appointed Alison Littley, the former chief executive of public sector procurement agency Buying Solutions, as its first non-executive director. Littley’s appointment follows a lengthy search for a non-executive which kicked off last year (29 April 2013). Littley served as CEO of Buying Solutions between 2006 and 2011, having previously held management roles at […]

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