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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.

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Old Square barrister saves a life on his way to court

Old Square Chambers barrister Charlie Woodhouse has been hailed a hero by fellow members of the bar after an unlikely turn of events at the Central London County Court saw him go over and above the call of duty. On Tuesday afternoon Woodhouse, who specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence, was making his way […]

TULKINGHORN: Defining moment

Taylor Wessing has an enhanced name. Henceforth, the firm shall be known as ‘The Taylor Wessing’. The definite article comes courtesy of National Portrait Gallery director Sandy Nairne, who sang the firm’s praises recently at the launch of this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Managing partner Tim Eyles rarely misses a chance to big […]

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DLA Piper advises as UBS tries to evict protestors from ‘Bank of Ideas’

DLA Piper has been instructed by UBS to try to evict protestors who have taken up residence in a City office building owned by the Swiss bank. Protestors from the Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) camp, who have been demonstrating outside St Paul’s Cathedral for over a month, moved into the empty UBS building on […]

Links, Skadden lead as Evraz sets sights on London listing

Linklaters and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have taken lead roles on Russian steelmaker Evraz’s London listing. The company, which is part owned by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, has been valued at around £4.7bn after redomiciling in London and is widely expected to enter the FTSE100 when the index is reshuffled in December. […]

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Brodie Clark v Home Office  

The former head of the UKBA, Brodie Clark, appeared before the Home Affairs Committee on 15 November to answer questions from MPs about the fiasco at the UK’s borders over the summer. It followed Clark’s resignation on 8 November, on the grounds that his position had become untenable following the Home Secretary’s comments in Parliament […]

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