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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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Hodge Jones & Allen and Matrix Chambers are leading a group of British citizens as they campaign for Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings to be re-investigated. The group, which is headed by HJA’s Mike Schwarz and Matrix’s Matthew Ryder QC, is comprised of doctors, nurses, scientists, coronavirus survivors and families of coronavirus victims. They […]

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A 20 per cent cut to salaries is now the Covid norm

It’s a new club, hastily assembled in the middle of a pandemic and not one that many legal sector workers willingly want to join. It’s known as the 20 per cent club. Currently home to a third (32 per cent) of The Lawyer’s Top 50 firms with Simmons & Simmons weighing up membership options, this […]

Horizon: Solicitors’ insurance is your next big worry

As firm managers get to grips with running operations remotely, another headache is waiting in the wings: rising professional indemnity insurance (PII) rates. The solicitors’ PII market has been awash with capacity for decades, allowing well-managed firms to renew the pre-requisite annual policy at competitive rates. That all came to a skidding halt in 2018, […]

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In search of Arcadia? Check the broadband, not the house prices

One of the seemingly obvious benefits of this remote working trend is that lawyers now have more flexibility to choose where they live and it’s likely that a few are considering a life of bucolic bliss once things have settled. However, there is one big limiting factor: broadband infrastructure. Last year the plight of British […]

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Dentons sets up “track and trace” system for City re-opening

Dentons has re-opened its London office today, in a move that will allow some of its employees to return for mental health, isolation or other wellbeing reasons. The firm has introduced a series of measures to maintain sanitation and social distancing, including an onsite ‘”track and trace” system. In Dentons’ London base, there will be […]

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