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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

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The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine has launched a full-scale review of civil court fees in an attempt to lift the £55m deficit faced by the Supreme Court and to turn all civil courts into profit-making bodies. The Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) has charged the Civil Justice Council (CJC) with performing the review which, in turn, […]

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Barrister appeals on charge of negligence

A professional negligence barrister is seeking leave to appeal to the House of Lords to overturn a finding of negligence against her. The Lords’ appellate committee will decide whether Jacqueline Perry of Lamb Chambers misadvised client David Moy in his compensation claim against a local health authority. The court of appeal ruled against her in […]

Covington hire boosts life sciences team

Covington & Burling’s London office has bolstered its life sciences practice by recruiting a regulatory specialist from Lovells.Gabrielle Turner joins Covington as special counsel, becoming part of its eight-strong team in London, which is headed up by Richard Kingham, who splits his time between the UK and Washington. There are around 40 lawyers dedicated to […]

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