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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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Slaughters and Pinsents on call as property giants plot merger

Slaughter and May and Pinsent Masons are acting on a proposed £500m merger between Countrywide and LSL, which would create the UK’s biggest property group. Corporate partner Richard Smith is leading the Slaughters team acting for Countrywide, alongside associate Harry Hecht. Smith is the firm’s client relationship partner for Countrywide, and has acted for the […]

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SRA complaint filed against Dechert partner

A complaint against Dechert’s white-collar co-head, Neil Gerrard, has been filed to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In documents seen by The Lawyer, Jordanian lawyer Karam Al Sadeq has filed the complaint, alleging that Gerrard conducted an interrogation unlawfully, while he was detained in inhumane conditions in Ras Al Khaimah. Sadeq is currently imprisoned in the emirate […]

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