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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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Keeping DLA occupied

For the past month or so the news has been dominated by stories about protest groups occupying this that and the other – from St Paul’s to the Inns of Court (@OccupyTheInns). Well… here’s another one (see story). Protestors that migrated from the Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) camp in St Paul’s into an empty […]

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Taylor Wessing elects new senior partner as Winter’s term ends

Taylor Wessing has elected real estate partner Adam Marks as senior partner to replace Martin Winter, who has stood down after six years at the helm. Marks, a former UK real estate head (26 November 2003) and a partner at the firm since 1999, is set to serve a three-year team. He spent four years […]

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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 […]

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Bridge-building

Firms will enjoy incredible benefits from diversity programmes if they give them the hammer-and-tongs treatment, says Jonathan Bond There are a number of compelling reasons why law firms have developed coherent diversity strategies in recent years. These include research that shows that a diverse work group produces a superior product; the war for talent that […]

White & Case probes service transfer to Eastern Europe

White & Case is planning an overhaul of its offshore operations that would see it transfer much of its ­business services to Eastern Europe and pilot legal process ­outsourcing (LPO) in its Philippines base. The US firm is considering offloading parts of the business process unit it operates in Manila to the Czech Republic, Hungary or Southern Poland […]

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