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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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In brief: Dismore takes seat in the Commons

Personal injury and trade union lawyer Andrew Dismore, partner at Russell Jones & Walker and head of the Labour group on Westminster City Council, has been elected Labour MP for Hendon with a 6,000 majority – a swing from the Tories of 16.2 per cent.

Initiatives for a female future

Increasing the number of women reaching and staying at partner level is on the agenda . Although the new Parliament has an unprecedented number of female members, including several from the legal profession, the recent announcement of this year’s crop of partners shows that the legal profession still seems to be lagging behind in the […]

The bottom line

The Top 100 survey reveals that UK practices are wising up to mergers and the influx of overseas firms, says Linda Tsang. Almost half of the firms in this year’s Top 100 survey disclosed either their gross fee income and/or the percentage rise in turnover. This may be an indication of how confident firms are […]

Securing the future

A decade after the first Top 100 survey, the legal profession is in better shape than for years. Law firms are making more money than ever, turnover is up and firms are generally bullish about prospects. This applies to most firms but the Big Five in particular. This group is now in the ‘super-league’, far […]

In brief: Pannones recruits five to boost its ranks

Manchester firm Pannone & Partners has announced the appointment of five new partners in three departments – personal injury, family law and employment. In addition, two salaried corporate partners have become equity partners.

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