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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.


City firms face fresh demands from new marketing breed

Law firms are turning to a new breed of marketer to help position their businesses in the new competitive culture but the professional marketer-law firm relationship is not without its problems. Legal marketing is very attractive in cash terms, attracting candidates with a wealth of marketing experience. But law firms are still tending to shy […]

Marriotts prepares for trade mark wars

The force is with a team of lawyers from London firm Marriott Harrison. The firm is preparing for a surge of copyright and trade mark infringements following the launch of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. A Marriott Harrison team of two partners and two assistant solicitors did all the legal work on […]

Olswang woos partner from rival

Olswang has poached a top property partner from the much larger City practice Berwin Leighton. Philip Olmer specialises in a diverse range of property and investment work for blue chip clients in the UK and abroad. He joined Berwin Leighton in 1987 and was a partner with the firm from 1991. Lawyers are commenting that […]

Boon for Clearys in biggest ever deal by HSBC

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is the main legal victor in HSBC’s billion-pound purchase of the Safra empire. Clearys’ New York and London offices are HSBC’s main lawyers in the $10.3bn buyout of US banks Republic New York Corporation and its sister company Safra Republic Holdings. The deal is HSBC’s largest ever and will prove […]

Litigation Writs 17/5/99

Sony Music, A & M Records, BMG Music, Capitol Records, Warner Communications, MCA, Polygram and Warner Bros Records are seeking a High Court injunction to stop two men and four firms from disposing of assets worth up to u1m. The record companies have issued a writ seeking orders restraining Global Arts Productions, Danny Jordan, Saturn […]

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