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Covid-19 forces BLM to kick off redundancy consultation

BLM has entered redundancy negotiations as it seeks to stave off the financial threat posed by the Covid-19 crisis. Employees in the costs and business development and marketing teams are set to leave the firm, with approximately 20 roles being made redundant. So far, a total of 170 members of staff have been furloughed at […]

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The deals that closed last week: New “Green” Milan and AI with Linklaters, Taylor Wessing and Paul Hastings

Every week of June a retailer has collapsed into administration, citing cash flow pressures exacerbated by Covid-19. The last week saw further collapses, including shirt maker TM Lewin and furniture store Harveys while Bensons for Beds was saved. Shoosmiths and Eversheds Sutherland picked up two mandates apiece; Shoosmiths led for the administrators on the TM Lewin […]

In court this week: JD Sports, horse racing and bankruptcy with Linklaters, K&L Gates and RPC

With the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) back up and running, there is a remote case management conference taking place on Monday in the scrap between JD Sports Fashion and the Competition and Markets Authority, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters both involved. The dispute concerns JD Sports’ application for review against a recent decision made […]