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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.


Earning a crust

Pizza Express company secretary Patrick Hartrey is presiding over the largest expansion that the restaurant chain has ever undertaken. Emma Vere-Jones touches base Patrick Hartrey, company secretary at Pizza Express, is looking rather flustered when he arrives at the Aldwych branch. Day trips to London from the head office in Uxbridge are apparently a whirlwind […]

Gianni expands domestic empire with Bologna office

Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners is expanding its domestic coverage with a new office in Bologna, as it continues to negotiate its future relationship with Linklaters.Discussions over future cooperation between Linklaters and its Italian ally are ongoing in the run-up to the final winding down of the Linklaters & Alliance structure this summer.With no further […]

Blandys lose two corporate lawyers in new Boyes raid

Reading-based firm Boyes Turner & Burrows has taken a partner and an associate from the corporate department of Blandy & Blandy as part of its continuing drive to grow the firm.Philip Tranter, currently a partner focusing on intellectual property and IT in Blandys’ corporate department, is moving to Boyes Turner to advise on corporate and […]

Brobeck UK associates vote for redundancies

Associate committee rejects partners’ proposal of salary cuts in favour of layoffs Brobeck Hale and Dorr has ditched proposals to cut associate salaries in favour of a voluntary redundancy programme that sees five associates departing the firm.US-qualified corporate lawyers Rohit Bhoothalingham and Steve Jackson, UK-qualified lawyers Fabion Mazzocchetti and Christian Kimberley and IT lawyer Belinda […]

Latham boosts insolvency with Schulte Roth hire

Latham & Watkins has poached bankruptcy specialist Mark Broude from Schulte Roth & Zabel. Broude joins Latham’s New York office as a partner in the global insolvency practice group today (1 July). He has a broad bankruptcy practice, including business reorganisations and representing creditors’ committees. He said: “As a top-tier global law firm, Latham offers […]

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