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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.


Challinors banks on fraud for revenue boost

Midlands firm Challinors has set its sights on breaking through the £20m turnover barrier, ­setting an ambitious revenue growth target of 75 per cent by the end of the 2009-10 financial year. The firm expects to post a revenue of £13m by the end of the current year, with a booming fraud and white-collar ;crime […]


Links litigation partner to lead global pro bono drive

Linklaters has appointed litigation partner Kathryn Ludlow as its first global pro bono partner. Linklaters has appointed litigation partner Kathryn Ludlow (pictured) as its first global pro bono partner. Ludlow will be the public face of the firm’s pro bono activities globally. She will review Linklaters’ current pro bono work and identify where changes can […]


Co-op ABS plans to create thousands of legal jobs

The Co-operative Group has unveiled plans to create 3,000 jobs in the legal sector as it aims to revolutionise how legal services are delivered on the high street. The SRA approved the group’s plans to convert Cooperative Legal Services (CLS) to an alternative business structure in March (28 March 2012). Today, the company said it […]

Herbies picks up Bank of Scotland loan facility work

Herbert Smith advised Bank of Scotland on a $300m (£206.13m) loan facility to oil and gas exploration and production company Dana Petroleum. The company will use the money to purchase Toronto Stock Exchange-listed oil and gas exploration and ­production company Bow Valley, which focuses mainly on the UK North Sea. Herbert Smith banking partner Jason […]

The White stuff

Executive chairman Jonathan White has overseen the expansion of Ogier from local Jersey firm to international offshore powerhouse. To be the best – that has always driven me,” says Ogier executive chairman Jonathan White as he relaxes into his chair. White reflects on 18 years in senior offshore management where he was the driving force […]

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