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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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Give that firm a cigar

On calling the White & Case press office this week with a certain legal query, the press officer in question advised The Lawyer hack that the best person to answer the relevant query would be none other than Bill Clinton. “Bill Clinton?” asked the confused hack. “As in William J Clinton?” “That’s right,” came the […]

Linklaters’ Angel to continue as global head

Linklaters has re-elected Tony Angel as worldwide managing partner. Angel, who, it is understood, was elected after standing uncontested, has held the post since November 1998 and will now serve until June 2007. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 6 May

Foreigners set for piece of Norway’s law firms

A Government-appointed committee has taken the first crucial step towards opening ownership of Norway’s law firms to foreigners. The move would pave the way for DLA to step up its merger plans with pan-Nordic ally Lindh Stabell Horten, and would allow other firms with a strong interest in the oil industry to establish closer links. […]

Raising the bar – making mobile working a reality

Technology plays an important part in the legal profession and has done for many years. In spite of this, the industry has not been quick to invest in mobile technology, meaning that lawyers are rarely held up as shining examples of success stories when it comes to mobile working Being a successful lawyer today poses […]

YSG faces crisis as Law Society reviews funding

Fears for the future of the Young Solicitors Group have been raised after it emerged that the Law Society is planning to slash its annual grant from £40,000 to around £30,000. Under the terms of the Recognised Group Agreement, which was drafted in December but is currently under proposal, funding levels across all Law Society […]

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