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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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A&O matches Linklaters with 12-weeks’ paternity leave

Allen & Overy is the latest firm to announce a number of new policies regarding parental leave, following the likes of Linklaters, Ashurst and Paul Hastings. The firm has increased paternity leave from two weeks to 12 for its UK fee-earners and business services staff. Its global HR director Sasha Hardman said: “The face of […]

Proskauer City turnover soars after growth of 18 per cent

As US firms pile in to reveal their 2019 financials, Proskauer Rose has joined a growing number of outlets reporting double-digit turnover growth in the City. The firm said its London office brought in $81.4m over 2019, an increase of 18 per cent from $68.7m. Average profit per equity partner totalled $2.75m, while globally turnover […]

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Linklaters lawyer takes up GC job at financial standards body

A managing associate from Linklaters has made the move in-house, taking up the role of general counsel at the FMSB, a standard setting body for the wholesale fixed income, currencies and commodities markets. Chris Rich has been named as its new legal head from 1 April, having undertaken a secondment with the organisation. It is […]

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Stewarts succeeds in client claim over “excessive” rates

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Stewarts Law in a costs challenge brought by one of its former clients, who argued the firm’s rates for fee-earners were “excessive”. Kjerulf Ainsworth instructed Stewarts back in October 2017, bringing in the boutique after a breakdown in the relationship with his former partner, over which […]

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