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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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DWF acquires BT Law for nominal “£1” fee

DWF has taken over BT Law, a separate entity operated by the telecoms giant, for what is understood to have been a nominal fee of about £1. The Lawyer understands that the acquisition was part of the agreements signed when, over the summer, the publicly-listed firm came triumphant out of a tender process that saw […]

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DWF recruits from accountancy firms for new consulting venture

DWF has launched a consulting arm, with two hires from BDO and Grant Thornton. The firm, which listed on the London Stock Exchange earlier this year, has started DWF Regulatory Consulting and has hired BDO financial services partner Andrew Jacobs and Darren Fisher, who was previously a director in Grant Thornton’s financial services advisory arm. […]

DWF absorbs local firm for fourth German launch

DWF has opened a new office in Düsseldorf, marking the firm’s fourth outpost in Germany and its second international opening since listing on the London Stock Exchange last March. In a similar dynamic to its opening in Warsaw back in May, the firm has absorbed an existing local outfit, called Marccus Partners. The 10-strong office, […]

Seven things we’ve learned from DWF’s annual report

Seven months after its main market IPO on the London Stock Exchange, DWF has posted its first annual report as a publically-listed company. Here are seven key points that illustrate DWF’s IPO journey. Direct costs have increased. The firm reports that direct costs, including partner remuneration, increased 14 per cent to £126.9m as opposed to […]

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