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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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Finding its feet

Mediation in alternative dispute resolution is making a name for itself as the new way forward but the 300-year-old playing field has yet to settle. Gareth Chadwick reports

TJG works on Inspop e-insurance shares sale

Taylor Joynson Garrett acted for internet company Inspop.com in one of the first online insurance acquisitions.The firm helped the company’s board of directors smooth over the sale of shares to the acquirer, motor insurer Admiral Group.Corporate lawyer Kathryn Tarbutt led the team with partner Peter Kempe, calling in lawyers from the employment and tax departments.They […]

Latham & Watkins (Michael Immordino) advised De' Longhi

in its euro127.5m (£78.6m) initial public offering on the Italian stock market and its institutional placement inside and outside the US. Global coordinators Merrill Lynch and UBM advised by Clifford Chance (Nick Wrigley, Kevin Kelley).

View from the profession

Has mediation failed to make its mark? The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution’s (Cedr) mediation statistics may show that mediation growth was at a virtual standstill last year, but are commentators right to paint a gloomy outlook for mediation?In short, no. Evidence suggests that, although the mediation market – both users and providers – are […]

Deal of the week – claims direct Ashursts scoops Ware-Lane Claims Direct job

Ashurst Morris Crisp has done its first big deal for private investor Simon Ware-Lane, advising on his complex acquisition of shares in Claims Direct.Ware-Lane instructed the firm after coming across it during the initial public offering of Fitness First, in which he is an investor. On this deal Ashursts advised the issuer.For his most recent […]

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