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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.



Dentons taps senior Lloyds in-houser in new partner hire

Dentons has hired a new finance partner in its London office in the form of a general counsel from Lloyds Bank, its first City lateral of 2020. The firm has brought in Greg McEneny, who was previously general counsel for Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets, the non ring-fenced part of the financial institution. In that role, […]

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UK200: Covid’s brake on growth may be temporary

The top 100 largest firms in the UK generated a total revenue of £27.7bn in 2019/20, The Lawyer’s UK200 report can reveal, with the year-on-year increase the lowest it has been for five years. Revenue for the group rose 5 per cent from the £26.38bn posted in 2018/19, though that was around half of the 9.5 per […]

Stewarts puts 2020 partner promotions on hold

Stewarts is expected to review this month whether it should continue to delay its 2020 partner promotions, which have historically been announced in May. It is understood that promotions were put on hold at Stewarts for at least the first six months of the financial year, with the firm’s partners set to decide on a […]


HSBC fills chief legal role with Barclays hire

The former general counsel of Barclays Bank is to join HSBC as its new chief legal officer. Bob Hoyt will take on the top legal role at HSBC on 18 January 2021, having stepped down after seven years as GC at Barclays in the summer. He was succeeded at Barclays by Stephen Shapiro. Hoyt joined Barclays […]

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