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Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

How does the UK PPA market need to innovate?

In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.

International investment on the value UK cities

After a challenging year, UK cities are gaining foreign investment and developing their presence on the global stage. How has the pandemic, COP-26 and officially leaving the EU impacted the value of investment in the UK from a global standpoint?

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In one of the most high-profile libel disputes of the year, Matrix’s Hugh Tomlinson QC (Call 1983; silk 2002) is instructed by Rebecca Vardy against her former friend turned foe, Coleen Rooney. Last week, the parties convened in court in the first part of what will be one of the biggest disputes in 2021. Tomlinson […]

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Beckwith appeal: Former Freshfields partner overturns SDT ruling

Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith has succeeded in his bid to overturn a 2019 decision that found him in breach of principles set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. After pursuing a High Court challenge against last year’s findings by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), Beckwith argued his actions did not cross over […]

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