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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.


Jun He founder: “We are exploring our way through the mist”

Slaughter and May Chinese best friend Jun He is undergoing a profound transformation, as its founder and managing partner Xiao Wei leads a major reform on the remuneration structure of this 26-year old partnership. As reported exclusively by The Lawyer this August, the Beijing-headquartered firm has undergone a major partner remuneration overhaul. Founder and managing partner […]


HSF launches third German office with ex-Clifford Chance litigator

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is launching a third office in Germany, opening in Düsseldorf with the hire of former Clifford Chance partner Thomas Weimann. Weimann has started work at the firm but the Düsseldorf office will go live in the New Year, once the firm has organised the necessary infrastructure.  The move is the latest […]

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