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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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Cruising in the Med

As Cyprus establishes its legal market’s standing on the world stage, James Swift asks lawyers on the island where they see themselves following the downturn and Greece’s travails Cyprus has transformed itself over the past 10 years. The legal market has gone from a small offshore jurisdiction dominated by the shipping industry to a thriving […]

Setting the tone

After months of speculation about the possibility of shareholder action against a high street bank, Lloyds TSB is now facing two test cases relating to the bank’s ill-fated takeover of HBOS.

Clydes posts £7m increase in turnover

CLYDE & Co has reported a four per cent rise in turnover for the 2009-10 financial year, up from £185m to £192m. The firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure rose by 10 per cent after remaining at £550,000 for the past two years. PEP for 2009-10 is £605,000. In the past year Clydes […]

People moves

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Jonathan Watson as legal director of its financial regulation practice. Move of the week He joins the firm from UBS, where he was managing director and head of legal and compliance. David Heffron, head of Addleshaws’ financial regulationteam, said: “Jonathan’s hands-on practical experience of the issues faced by general counsel on […]

Paul Hastings and Norton Rose act on first White Tower sale

Paul Hastings and Norton Rose have advised on the first property in the White Tower portfolio to be sold, after the buildings were put into administration last year. Finance partners Conor Downey and Charles Roberts at Paul Hastings acted for the special servicer CB Richard Ellis on the sale of the New Court building on Carey Street […]

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