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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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Strong in health field

I was most disappointed to open the edition of The Lawyer for 8 November and to find on page 14 an article on National Health Service legal services, which included a table of solicitors’ firms active in the field. We were not mentioned. Since the merger of Le Brasseurs with J Tickle & Co on […]

US group set to snatch fingerprint system

Simon Rogers reports The u45 million tender decision on new national police fingerprint system Nafis is set to stir up controversy. Indications from the Home Office are that the group which currently runs the system, led by IBM, has not won the tender. This will affect the consortium of 37 police forces which has contracted […]

Kaye quits before firms merge

MULTI-MEDIA specialist Laurence Kaye has jumped ship weeks before the merger of commercial firms Forsyte Kerman and Saunders Sobell Leigh & Dobin. He has joined The Simkins Partnership. Kaye, a founding partner of Saunders Sobell’s commercial department in 1980, will play a key role in shaping the future of The Simkins Partnership’s expanding multi-media section. […]

Sting case settles out of court

An out-of-court settlement has ended one potential forth-coming action. Pop star Sting’s company, Steerpike has reached an agreement with Coutts bank over a u5 million claim. As a result, the case has been removed from the Commercial Court list.

Total Computer deal

Epping-based legal supplier Total Computer Systems has signed a contract with computer manufacturer Psion to implement Lotus Notes at its UK offices.

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