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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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Fieldfisher reveals largest-ever promotions round

Fieldfisher has announced its largest promotions round since 2017, with 14 lawyers made up, 50 per cent of whom are women. The lawyers were made partners across the firm’s offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brussels, Munich and Silicon Valley. The promotion round saw six new partners in London. Amy Reynolds, who joined from Ashurst in 2011, […]

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Fieldfisher reorganises Condor leadership after exits

Fieldfisher is set to expand the offering of its alternative legal services and flexible resourcing division Condor, which is understood to have generated about £2.5m in the last financial year, as part of new investments to its broader finance practice. Condor, which was launched in 2017, is articulated into two strands: a technology platform used […]

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Fieldfisher hits RPC with eight-strong team raid

Fieldfisher has snapped up an eight-strong construction and projects team from RPC as it seeks to broaden its real estate practice across the country. The team includes partners Dan Preston, who headed RPC’s construction and projects division and will have a similar role at Fieldfisher, and David Thorne. Preston, who joined RPC as a senior […]

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Clydes laments poor gender record in latest promotions

Clyde & Co has acknowledged a lack of gender diversity in its latest promotions round, despite welcoming 24 partners to the fold and doubling the number seen in 2018. The firm has stayed true to its insurance roots with the lion’s share of new partners (15) being made up in the practice, while marine and […]

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Former Davis Polk partner joins Facebook as new GC

Facebook has found a new general counsel to helm its in-house legal functions after its top lawyer Colin Stretch left the company at the end of last summer. The role has been filled by Jennifer Newstead, whose career has spanned both law firm stints and government duties. She was the first woman to head the […]

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