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Greenwashing: Don’t get caught out – ThinkHouse

Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority’s recent introduction of its Green Claims Code, it’s even more important that businesses get it right and avoid exaggerating their environmental credentials.

Snapshot: Supreme Court holds no attribution where director’s “secret” profits in issue

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.

Continued rise of energy performance of buildings requirements

In July 2021, the European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021 (the 2021 Regulations) were published, followed swiftly by government guidance on how to apply the 2021 Regulations (the Technical Guidance). The publication of the 2021 Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance underscores the continued focus on improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings performance (other than dwellings) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by boosting renovation obligations.


Unions fight privatisation

LABOUR is backing two trades unions in condemning plans to “privatise” computer and administration functions in the courts service. The government plans, involving its private finance initiative, are going through without judicial consultation or parliamentary debate. The unions intend to write to all judges, from the circuits to the Supreme Court bench, and MPs to […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Richard Moorhead

What was your first job? Serving burgers at a beauty contest for a 50p remuneration. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £12,500. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Wept inconsolably. Which law could you live without? The law that says you can only lose socks and never […]


Freemasons. We have nothing to hide…

MASONIC lawyers have spoken publicly for the first time about the forthcoming investigation into their activities by the Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee. Senior practitioners from all branches of the profession have told The Lawyer their reasons for becoming freemasons and dismissed suspicion that their organisation is a sinister secret society. Their comments provide an […]


Two women’s masonic organisations exist: the Honourable Fraternity of Antient Freemasons and the Order of Women’s Freemasons. They have a lodge system, rituals and rules which are identical to those for men. They do not mix formally with the men except on social events, although there is at least one mixed lodge. Joyce Arram, a […]

Litigation Writs 07/11/95

National Lottery organisers Camelot Group is being sued for damages over its refusal to allow a company to become a lottery retailer. RG Elms and Sons, of Hillingdon, Middlesex, has issued a writ claiming damages for breach of alleged contract last November. It claims that under the contract it was to become a lottery retailer. […]

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