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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.


CC’s Davis elected vice-president of LSLA

Clifford Chance litigation partner Simon Davis has been elected as the new vice-president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA). Davis, who is also the Law Society council member for the City of London, was elected at this week’s annual general meeting of the LSLA. He was previously the association’s treasurer, and will be succeeded […]

Nauta drops Rotterdam private client practice

Dutch heavyweight Nauta Dutilh is splitting with its Rotterdam-based private client team as the firm continues to pursue its corporate-focused strategy. Dutch heavyweight Nauta Dutilh is splitting with its Rotterdam-based private client team as the firm continues to pursue its corporate-focused strategy. As first revealed on (10 March), the two-partner, five-fee-earner team will establish a new […]

Simmons & Simmons poised to revolutionise partnership track

Senior partner Gaymer to push for flexible working across the firm by 2007 in bid to stem talent loss at three years’ PQE Senior partner and employment expert Janet Gaymer wants to tear up the traditional contract for lawyers and turn it on its head. “This is a business issue and you can’t ignore it, because you’re […]

Careers: In brief

The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Falconer has announced plans to widen the pool of candidates available for judicial office. The announcement, made on 5 March at the Woman Lawyer Forum conference, paves the way for legal executives as judges. Sandra Barton, president of the Institute of Legal Executives (Ilex), said Ilex was […]

Heatons suffers a blow as managing partner joins Arev

Niche Stoke-on-Trent firm Heatons has lost its managing partner to London-based corporate finance investment house Arev. Highly-rated corporate finance partner David Beech is leaving the firm at the end of March. Beech’s departure will be a blow to Heatons as he is the relationship partner for Icelandic retail investor Baugur, which historically had an exclusive […]

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