Author: James Clarke

COVID-19: Emergency Changes to the Insolvency Rules

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The changes?  On Saturday, during the Government’s daily Coronavirus update, it was announced that it would shortly legislate to: temporarily suspend wrongful trading rules under the Insolvency Act 1986, so that directors are not personally liable for doing as much as they can to save companies and jobs during the… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Risk and Contract Management in Unprecedented Times

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The full consequences of the spread of Coronavirus on businesses, individuals and communities is at present unknown but unfortunately likely to be wide-ranging. We set out below some practical steps/considerations for businesses and individuals to try and minimise their risk as far as possible in these uncertain times. 7 Top… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Chancellor Announces Sweeping New Economic Measures

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On Friday the Chancellor announced a series of new “unprecedented measures, for unprecedented times”, building on existing announcements by dramatically expanding the government support to the economy in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 disruption.  These measures are: Job Retention Scheme to pay 80% of salaries of existing employees if… Continue reading →

Success in the Turks & Caicos Islands

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Brecher LLP (led by James Clarke) are instructed by Mr Alexander Vik in complex litigation spanning several jurisdictions. The latest chapter of the litigation has been fought in the Turks & Caicos Islands with a heavily contested hearing before the Court of Appeal of the Turks & Caicos Islands. The… Continue reading →