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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.


Stumbling over the MDP vision

The multidisciplinary partnership debate remains one of the key talking points for law firms at the moment as speculation continues about who is talking to whom. But, as the Simmons & Simmons experience shows, the thought of getting into bed with an accountancy firm is still, in the end, an unpalatable thought for most major […]

Scots set up London Property centre

Scottish solicitors are looking for a conspicuous location in London’s West End for their first English property shop, which is due to open in summer 1998. The London Property Shop (LPS) will be modelled on the successful Edinburgh Solicitors’ Property Centre (ESPC), which acts as a property display centre and has captured more than 90 […]

End for banking 'triple cocktail'

A banking law “triple cocktail” concocted some 10 years ago as a means of meeting a 1987 signpost ruling in respect of charges over bank deposits is likely to be served less regularly in future. Banking law experts say that a new House of Lords decision has just swept away “10 years of uncertainty” created […]

Leaders of the major league

This high-profile field often attracts the media spotlight with the result that many of the top practitioners make the headlines Despite the large number of specialised areas which come under the umbrella of public and administrative law, and the spectacular growth in judicial review cases over the past 20 years, virtually all the leading silks […]

Masons and Barlows are latest to lose IT directors

Elizabeth Davidson reports City firms Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and Masons are both losing their IT directors as the flurry of poachings which first hit the IT legal sector in September continues unabated. The moves will see Barlows’ head of information technology, John Rowland, become IT director at Titmuss Sainer Dechert. Masons’ IT director, Martin […]

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