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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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Quinn Emanuel follows Freshfields to ban “Dear Sirs” in emails

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has become the latest firm to ban “Dear Sirs” in its emails and letters, The Lawyer can reveal. The male-oriented salutation has been replaced by gender-neutral equivalents. London-based lawyers will now address all external communications with “Dear Sirs/Madams,” “Dear Colleagues” or “Dear Counsel”. The change has been implemented by senior partner Richard […]

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RBS seeks new partners as it launches 2021 panel review

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has kicked off its nearly year-long panel review process, as it looks to renew its roster of legal advisers. The Lawyer understands that the bank is in the early stages of drawing up its request for proposal (RFP) documents that it will send out to firms soon. Last year, […]

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