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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.


Mannheimer plunders Vinge for China launch

Swedish firm Mannheimer Swartling has launched in China by raiding local rival Vinge, taking its sole Hong Kong partner Thomas Lagerqvist and Shanghai office head Ulf Ohrling. The practice, to be bolstered by Swedish associates from Mannheimer, will focus on M&A and IP work, while also advising on real estate and dispute resolution. First revealed […]

Wragge & Co: Culture hub

Wragge & Co: Culture hub” />Career paths for young lawyers are at the top of the agenda at Midlands powerhouse Wragge & Co. The HR team, led by director Linda Bellis, developed a career path for every single job offered at the firm following a full review three years ago.Most recently, the team introduced a […]

Hextalls goes stateside in merger quest

City law firm Hextalls is gearing up its search for a US alliance or merger partner following the election of the firm’s new eight-member executive committee. Chief executive Matthew Clark confirmed that he will be visiting the US in the late summer or early autumn to meet with US firms Hextalls is interested in linking […]

Choice cut

Lovells invited a few of the legal press’s best and brightest hacks to a real estate lunch last week for a refresher course on some of the technical bits and bobs of real estate law. To break the ice and get things moving, the Lovells chaps sent out a quiz to the scribes to complete […]

Trowers makes up eight partners

Trowers & Hamlins has promoted eight to its partnership, boosting the firm’s total partnership to 89. The firm promoted two partners each in litigation (Lucy James (left) and Peter Parsons) and housing (Catherine Hunt and Steven Smith). Other promotions included Andrew Sneddon in tax, Jon Kiddle in the Manchester commercial property practice, Chris Pedder in […]

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