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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.

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April Fools’ stories got our readers talking last week while Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s handling of a freezing order case for the Republic of Djibouti continued to create headlines. Weil Gotshal & Manges found its attempts at humour backfired massively last week, after an April Fools’ joke email caused outrage. Firm chair Barry Wolf was […]

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Eder J rules in favour of SFO in latest stage of Tchenguiz documents dispute

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has won a High Court application that prohibits Stephenson Harwood using previously public documents related to the Tchenguiz brothers’ case in separate proceedings in Guernsey. Mr Justice Eder ruled on Wednesday (1 April) in favour of an order that restricts collateral use of approximately 600 confidential documents that were originally […]

No5 barristers defend Sun reporter in latest Operation Elveden trial

Tom Wells, a Sun reporter, is accused of paying public officials for stories. He has told the court that he was unaware that his contacts were classified as public officials or that his actions could be considered criminal. He is accused of paying two prison guards for information about murderer Jon Venables and an immigration […]

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Hot 100 alumni: Charlotte Harris, Kingsley Napley

“Do you remember super-injunction spring?” asks Charlotte Harris. Media lawyer Harris’ listing in The Lawyer Hot 100 came at a critical time for media law and press freedom. The Trinity Mirror hacking claims continue to rumble on, but Harris was there long ago. She spearheaded the practice at Manchester’s JMW and went on to clock […]

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TLT to defend 26 ex-Halliwells partners against million-pound claim by firm’s liquidators

A group of 26 ex-Halliwells partners have instructed TLT to defend them in their battle with the defunct firm’s liquidators, which is seeking millions of pounds from them. The liquidator claims the fixed share partners knew about the firm’s insolvency before it went into formal administration, which the group dispute. The law firm’s collapse in […]

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