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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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Law Society chief announces retirement amid mounting crime solicitor pressure

Law Society chief executive Des Hudson is to stand down this summer, the solicitors’ representative body announced today. The announcement follows mounting pressure from criminal law solicitors for Hudson to resign over what they view as the society’s ineffective defence of legal aid rates in the face of government cuts (14 March 2014). A Chancery […]


Trowers & Hamlins’ international profit drops 96 per cent to £100k

Trowers & Hamlins’ international net profit has plummeted by 96 per cent from £2.5m to £100,000 in the last financial year. The firm, which has offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Malaysia and Oman, revealed in financial information provided to The Lawyer that its non-UK practices generated just 0.5 per cent of its global profit […]

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