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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.


Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Matrix Chambers

Taking silk in 2011, Matrix Chambers’ Phillippa Kaufmann QC has developed a niche for herself acting on pivotal public law disputes against bodies such as the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence. Switching over from Doughty Street Chambers to Matrix nearly five years ago, Kaufmann had expected to broaden her expertise and win […]

Louise Hutton, Essex Court Chambers

Fraud and banking junior Louise Hutton’s practice has gone on to another level since she joined Essex Court Chambers from Maitland Chambers in May 2018, a move that has given her more exposure to top-level banking, insolvency and civil fraud matters. Hutton had already made a name for herself with her successful involvement in the […]

Jacqueline McGuigan, TMP Solicitors

TMP Solicitors’ Jacqueline McGuigan wanted to be a social worker, took a legal secretary job to pay the bills and became a lawyer after she kept correcting her bosses’ work. In other words, she is not your conventional solicitor. She took on the case of Gary Smith in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith in 2011, at […]

Peter Limbert, Fulham FC

Lawyers are by nature risk-averse individuals. When Peter Limbert’s employers were asked in advance of the 2018 play-off final whether promotion to the English Premier League would require an open-top bus parade through the streets, the offer was declined. Who wants to tempt fate like that? The football club’s promotion was the jewel in Fulham’s […]

Catherine Hammon, Osborne Clarke

You may not have heard of a digital revolution knowledge lawyer before. That is because the role did not exist until September 2017. Catherine Hammon is waving the flag for the digital revolution, ensuring all of Osborne Clarke’s lawyers are tooled up to understand its commercial and legal implications for clients. Because of this, it […]

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