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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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Coopers' law arm seeks staff

Tite & Lewis, the firm tied to Coopers & Lybrand, has launched a recruitment campaign for corporate, finance and commercial property lawyers. However, it may face difficulty persuading people to join because of uncertainty over Coopers’ merger with Price Waterhouse (PW), which has its own law firm, Arnheim & Co. Tite & Lewis senior pensions […]

Firms taking risks in dash for Internet, finds survey

National firm Eversheds has conducted a survey which shows that companies rarely take legal advice before setting up a Web site. The survey, based on telephone interviews conducted last month among 111 companies with an annual turnover of more than £250,000, also showed roughly three quarters of companies choose domain names without first checking their […]

In brief: Miller assumes Law Society directorship

The Law Society has created a new post with the appointment of John Miller as director of membership services. Miller, who is a former marketing and business development director for Westminster Health Care, begins work at the end of April. Although the post is new, Miller’s ambit will include a large part of the work […]

Werkmans loses Jo'burg partner to White & Case

US firm White & Case has poached a senior South African lawyer, John Janks, from leading South African firm Werkmans to join its Johannesburg office. Janks is the firm’s first appointment of a South African lawyer at partner level. White & Case set up the six-lawyer office in Johannesburg in 1995, becoming the only foreign […]

New regulator Opra jumps swiftly into the pensions fray

The new pensions regulator Opra, which opened for business last week, has already received its first case. It is to look into the collapse of a South Wirral pension fund that left pensioners with as little as 14 per cent of the funds. The Department of Trade and Industry referred the case to the Occupational […]

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