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Greenwashing: Don’t get caught out – ThinkHouse

Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority’s recent introduction of its Green Claims Code, it’s even more important that businesses get it right and avoid exaggerating their environmental credentials.

Snapshot: Supreme Court holds no attribution where director’s “secret” profits in issue

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.

Continued rise of energy performance of buildings requirements

In July 2021, the European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021 (the 2021 Regulations) were published, followed swiftly by government guidance on how to apply the 2021 Regulations (the Technical Guidance). The publication of the 2021 Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance underscores the continued focus on improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings performance (other than dwellings) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by boosting renovation obligations.

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Focus: Philip Trott, Taking the rap

Bates Wells & Braithwaite head of immigration Philip Trott has made a name for himself standing up for rappers’ rights Unlike most law­yers, Philip Trott, head of immigration at London firm Bates Wells & Braithwaite, has seen his fair share of gun barrels during his career. His most recent instruction came from rapper Busta Rhymes, […]

Eversheds’ pensions dept gains Leeds chief

Eversheds has hired one of the partners who left Hammonds at the end of its lock-in period to head its Leeds pensions group. Terry Saeedi, who led Hammonds’ Leeds-based pensions group, was one of three Hammonds partners to quit the firm earlier this month (TheLawyer.com, 2 October). Eversheds pensions chief Anthony Arter said: “Having headed […]

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Legal aid climate puts paid to Peel Court

Manchester-based common law set Peel Court Chambers, headed by Northern Circuit leader Richard Marks QC, is to ­disband as a result of the legal aid crisis. Manchester-based common law set Peel Court Chambers, ;headed ;by Northern Circuit leader Richard Marks QC, is to ­disband as a result of the legal aid crisis.The chambers, which at the time […]

Addleshaws names managing associates

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted 22 lawyers to the role of managing ­associate. Addleshaw Goddard has promoted 22 lawyers to the role of managing ­associate. The largest number of promotions were made in the contentious and commercial team and finance and ;projects, ;which ­promoted seven associates apiece. A further five were promoted in real estate and […]

Loan market turmoil sets parties scrambling to re-read the boilerplate

The last month’s upheavals in the credit markets are “seismic”. And with each new tectonic shift in the world’s financial map, lenders, borrowers, and agent banks have been closely re-reading the “boilerplate” provisions of the typical US credit agreement. The last month’s upheavals in the credit markets are “seismic”. And with each new tectonic shift […]

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