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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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Chadbourne & Parke raids BLP for projects team

Chadbourne & Parke has snared a three-partner project finance team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Former BLP partners Agnieszka Klich, Jon Nash and Sohail Barkatali will all join the firm as partners based in the London office. Chadbourne managing partner, Charles O’Neill, commented: “The team is a major enhancement of the firm’s ability to serve […]

Web week

Lore law Many an obscure blog has been covered in the pages of Webweek, but Law and Magic (http://lpcprof.typepad. com/law_and_magic_blog/) might just take the prize as the most specialised yet. It does what the name suggests, mixing a discussion on environmental and IP law with the odd post on Houdini and the paranormal. It’s not […]

Clifford Chance drops shipping team

Clifford Chance is the last magic circle firm to drop its shipping practice with Holman Fenwick & Willan picking up the one-partner team. The departures follow a review of Clifford Chance’s litigation department in January which has concluded with the team’s exit. A Clifford Chance spokesperson said: “The decision to stop undertaking shipping litigation is […]

People Moves

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Richard Parsons and Andrew Heathcote to counsel in its structured and asset finance practice. Move of the week • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Richard Parsons and Andrew Heathcote to counsel in its structured and asset finance practice. • Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired Jonathan Levy as a partner and […]

Clyde victory sees subcontractors liable for asbestos exposure

Clyde & Co has won an asbestos case in the Technology and Construction Court that means subcontractors can be found liable for asbestos exposure. Clyde & Co has won an asbestos case in the Technology and Construction Court that means subcontractors can be found liable for asbestos exposure. In a four-year legal battle, Southfield School […]

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