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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.


Solicitor is appointed to High Court

A solicitor has been appointed to the High Court bench direct from private practice for the first time. Dr Lawrence Collins QC is heading the Chancery Division following his appointment by the Queen. He will take up his new role in October. The Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine welcomed the decision: “High Court judges are appointed […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Edge Ellison advised Williams de Broe, brokers to Future Integrated Telephony, on the telecoms firm’s placing and open offer to shareholders to raise £8.1m. Corporate partner Paul Cliff advised Williams de Broe, while Eversheds advised Future Integrated Telephony.

Switalski leaves net music start-up after only a month

Mystery surrounds Gillian Switalski’s departure from her post as head of legal at internet music wholesaler Startle after just one month in the post. In December, Switalski left wholesale broker Garban Intercapital where she was worldwide legal director, director of compliance and company secretary, to join Startle. However, she has since left the company and […]

Search for premises delays sets merger

The merger between 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square and Monckton Chambers has been held up because the sets cannot find suitable new premises. Tony Wells, chambers dir-ector at 4-5 Gray’s Inn, says: “There is one fundamental issue to be dealt with – finding a location. “However, discussions are ongoing. The issue is being addressed and will […]

Family set to open in West Country

The set, headed up by Eleanor Platt QC and Alison Ball QC, has recruited two new tenants who will be permanently based in Exeter, and hopes to bring a junior tenant on board soon. Kay Firth Butterfield is joining the annexe in Exeter from 1 Gray’s Inn Square in London, the chambers of The Baroness […]

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