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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.


Top Swiss firm in five-partner expulsion row

One of Switzerland’s largest firms, Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry, is locked in a dispute with a member of the group of five partners expelled last year over strategic and management differences. Tax partner Marcus Desax, now at Swiss rival Walder Wyss & Partners, initiated conciliation proceedings before the Zurich Bar Association on 9 January, claiming the […]

CC partner quits law for LXB position

Clifford Chance real estate partner Richard Margree has quit the partnership, and the law, to take up a business opportunity with a client. Margree, a partner in Clifford Chance’s real estate funds and investment banking group, is joining LXB, the property investment and management group. Margree first worked with LXB as an associate at Clifford […]

SJ Berwin raids Freshfields for German trio

SJ Berwin has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for a three-lawyer IP team in Frankfurt, led by partner Stefan Krueger. Krueger will be joined by associates Manuela Finger and Manuel Biehler when he moves to SJ Berwin on 15 January. Krueger has been a partner at Freshfields since 2002 and most recently advised Nintendo on the […]

Ward Hadaway opens third Newcastle office

North East firm Ward Hadaway is opening a new office on Newcastle’s Quayside. The firm is relocating its personal injury, corporate recovery and insolvency teams into 7,500sq ft of newly-built office space in the Trinity Gardens area of the city. Around 30 staff will relocate in total, creating additional space for growth at the firm’s […]

Fox Mandal bulks up with Khaitan team

India’s largest law firm Fox Mandal Little has continued its expansion drive by hiring a team from New Delhi-based law firm Khaitan & Co. Fox Mandal head of international practice Som Mandal told The Lawyer: “Our need for corporate lawyers has increased because of foreign investment into India. Existing partners are just too busy.” Khaitan […]

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