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Julian Washington speaks to Druces’ staff about their experiences of 2020 In many ways 2020 has been a year which people would like to forget. The global pandemic has had an enormous impact and, even among those of us who escaped its worst effects, personal lives and business strategies have been disrupted on a large […]

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The new Job Support Scheme – what you need to know

This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer introduced the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to help businesses and employees try to survive through the current pandemic to 30th April 2021. The Job Support Scheme – a summary Although further details on the scheme are still expected, Charles Avens from our Employment team has set out […]

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French trusts: the deadline to file annual returns has been extended

Trustees of trusts with connections to France must declare the market value of the assets held within the trust as of 1 January each year. Only the French assets will need to be declared unless the settlor or a beneficiary is French resident, in these instances, worldwide trust assets will need to be declared. The […]

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Court applications to extend the term of an administration

Company administration is a formal insolvency procedure designed to rescue a company. The Insolvency Act 1986 (“the Act”) provides that an administration period will automatically come to an end after one year unless the administrator obtains an extension. In many cases, this one-year period does not provide sufficient time and the administrator will need to […]

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Time extensions and remote hearings in the COVID-19 pandemic

In the recent case of Muncipio De Mariana & others v BHP Group plc [2020] EWHC 928 the Court provided guidance on how it will determine applications for extensions of time and decide whether hearings can be conducted remotely as a result of the effects of COVID-19. Background of the case The case concerns a […]

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Company Authentication Codes

Companies House announcement Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Companies House have announced that companies may request that their authentication code (to enable web filing) be sent to a home address, instead of the company’s registered office. This is a temporary service. How we can help For assistance with regard to this, or any other […]

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Druces’ Private Client team wins prestigious Chambers Directory ranking

It was announced today that Chambers and Partners, publishers of the prestigious guide to the legal profession, has added Druces to its ranked London law firms in the field of “Private Wealth” law.  Partner, Rob Macro, is also ranked individually as a “notable practitioner”. These accolades mark another milestone in the growth of the Private […]

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COMMENTARY: The Landlord and Tenant Code of Practice

The Government has published the Landlord and Tenant Code of Practice in response to the impact of coronavirus on landlords and tenants in the commercial property sector. Covering the whole of the UK, the Code of Practice is intended to advise and reinforce good practice amongst landlords and tenants during these unprecedented times. This is […]

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