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Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout

Prepare to have right on your side when making efficiency savings

As the UK officially enters recession, we are seeing perhaps the toughest landscape in the corporate world for over a decade. With so many decisions to be made to protect the buoyancy of their business, especially as government support schemes gradually come to an end, many employers are finding themselves in a difficult place. On the one hand, they want to value and protect the staff who have succeeded over the past few challenging months but, at the same time, many are finding redundancies in certain business areas inevitable. So how do they navigate this territory and ensure they keep the business going while doing the right thing?

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New Law business Keystone to float on the London Stock Exchange

Keystone Law is set to become the third UK firm to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), following Gordon Dadds and Gateley. The mid-market challenger firm plans to join the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) where the new trading entity will be known as Keystone Law Group plc. Corporate broker Panmure Gordon has been instructed by the firm to act as financial adviser during the process.

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