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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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Freeths restructures management as CEO retires after 20 years

National firm Freeths has restructured its management team, with its leader of 20 years retiring. CEO Peter Smith had led the firm since 2000, overseeing a period which saw it transform from Freeth Cartwright, a relatively small East Midlands player, into Freeths, a national firm which overtook the likes of DLA Piper in terms of […]

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Freshfields retains 90% of spring qualifiers

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has retained 90 per cent of its qualifying trainees for spring 2020. The firm made offers to 36 of its 39 qualifiers, with 35 accepting newly qualified job offers. Training principal Craig Montgomery said: “We are delighted that we are retaining such a high proportion of our February 2020 qualifying intake. This […]

Freshfields innovation chief to leave firm

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s legal innovation officer Isabel Parker is to leave the firm, after helping to steer it through several transformation projects since 2013. The Lawyer understands that Parker, a longtime innovation head at the magic circle firm, has exited to set up a new consulting business. Her career developed entirely at Freshfields; in the […]

Freshfields partner exits after internal investigation

A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigator has exited Fleet Street following the outcome of an internal investigation, just two months after another one of the firm’s former partners was fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over misconduct allegations. Nick Williams has left the firm’s London office; he was promoted in the firm’s disputes group in 2017, […]

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