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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.


White & Case (Rachel Hatfield) advised on the restructuring of a portion of the original restructured debt of $800m (£551.3m) relating to loans made to Group Menatep.

White & Case advised Menatep on the buyback of debt from Russian oil company Yukos, and the arrangers UBS Warburg.Theodore Goddard (Vanessa Pringle, James Linforth) advised Anglo Irish Bank Corporation on the £9.4m financing of the acquisition of the Anglesea Shopping Centre in Gravesend. Purchaser Anglesea Investments advised by the Simkins Partnership (David Campbell).

Amery-Parkes quits London

Personal injury (PI) specialist Amery-Parkes is pulling out of London to focus primarily on litigation from its Bristol, Basingstoke and Birmingham offices.


What do you do when the company you have quite happily been providing legal services to for years suddenly disappears down the u-bend into liquidation? It is something the three panel firms of Independent Insurance have been forced to contemplate since the insurer fell into the hands of provisional liquidator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).Independent’s dramatic collapse in […]

Dickson Minto scores shock first place as Scottish Firm of the Year

Dickson Minto has beaten Scotland’s biggest firms McGrigor Donald, Maclay Murray & Spens and Shepherd & Wedderburn to the accolade of Scottish Law Firm of the Year. In a peer poll of Scotland’s solicitors conducted by business magazine Unlimited, 634 people named the 15-partner firm as their firm of the year.Dickson Minto’s fee income was […]

Linklaters beats off US firms in global capital markets survey

Linklaters & Alliance has topped the table for international capital markets in a survey that is dominated by US firms. The survey, conducted by Dealogic, showed how far the market has slowed. Law firms recorded 366 equity offerings over the last 12 months, compared with 379 in just the first six months of 2000.Linklaters emerged […]

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