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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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WDA legal head quits for Cardiff boutique

Welsh Development Agency (WDA) legal director Roy Thomas has departed to join Cardiff corporate boutique M&A Solicitors as it gears up to target the public sector market

EAT still playing catch-up despite new judges

The Department of Trade and Industry's decision to appoint six additional part-time judges to the Employ-ment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will not overcome the court's problems of delay and backlog, say employment experts

Simkins Partnership hires global IP/IT star

The Simkins Partnership has appointed Nic Garnett as a consultant in intellectual property and IT. Garnett’s international experience includes time as in-house counsel at InterTrust Technologies in Silicon Valley and seven years as director general and chief executive officer of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries.

Snap decisions

The compulsory adjudication process has proved successful in the construction industry. So why, asks Peter Rees, can’t other practice areas share the benefits? You have a claim, perhaps with a value of several hundred pounds, perhaps hundreds of thousands, or even into the millions. Your opponent is intransigent; it will not pay and tells you […]

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