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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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The real problem of relocation

I was interested to read in your 28 February issue about the problem which barristers chambers have experienced in their merger talks due to the difficulty of finding suitable accommodation close to the law courts. Baker Lorenz has a number of properties available around the law courts, particularly those measuring approximately 48,000sq ft. A number […]

Square Mile

How could any legal practice that wants to attract the young, thrusting professionals of the third millennium stick by a reward system which has the words “lock” and “step” at its heart? What do they suggest to you? Visions of hours behind tightly-locked City doors completing the years necessary to climb each step of a […]

Lariam claims discontinued

I refer to the claims section of the 21 February edition of The Lawyer on page 25. You report that a woman named Rebecca Shaw has launched proceedings against her doctor and Roche Products in connection with the anti-malarial drug Lariam. However, Shaw discontinued her claim approximately two years ago. What has happened is that […]

Gouldens partner wins case

A leading defamation partner from City firm Gouldens has successfully persuaded the Court of Appeal to throw out a libel claim against him. Barton Taylor, one of London’s top libel lawyers, has fought off a claim by the editor of now defunct magazine Scallywag for comments he made to a Welsh paper about it after […]

New Court Chambers silk moves

Leading employment set Old Square Chambers is the latest set to profit from the dissolution of George Carman QC’s New Court Chambers. Frederic Reynold QC, a contract and employment law specialist, will join John Hendy QC’s set this week. Reynold was one of four silks based at New Court. Carman himself has joined 4-5 Gray’s […]

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