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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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Shearman tops up City finance team with Latham hire

Shearman & Sterling has replenished its London partner headcount, with the arrival of a new hire from Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office. Shearman has added Latham leveraged finance partner Gary Hamp to its team in the City. Hamp will relocate from Latham in Hong Kong, having been based out there for over a decade. […]

Deals round-up: The Hut Group IPO, AVEVA’s mega-merger and London hospitals sale

Clifford Chance and Gibson Dunn are leading on The Hut Group’s planned £4.5bn IPO. Having benefited from an online shopping boom during lockdowns, it is potentially the biggest listing of a British company since 2013 and the first major London IPO since Covid-19 broke out. The digital consumer brands retailer will announce its plan to […]

The new term begins: Working from home, childcare and Covid-19

At the start of the pandemic, The Lawyer carried out a survey to assess how well the profession was coping in lockdown. Now, nearly six months later, The Lawyer’s next Working From Home survey looks at childcare and lawyers’ attitudes to remote working, particularly as the majority of the profession remain home-based. It should only take a […]

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