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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.


In brief: Top BCCI lawyer heads to Biddle & Co

BCCI lawyer Chris Mallon is moving from Lovell White Durrant to become a partner at Biddle & Co. Mallon, an assistant at Lovells, was a core member of the team working on the BCCI liquidation responsible for overseeing the creditors’ meeting at Wembley Arena, and the English court hearings for approval of the Abu Dhabi […]

Court backs clerk's dismissal from chambers

A SENIOR clerk who paid a solicitors’ cheque to chambers into his wife’s account was “lawfully dismissed” from his post at 9 King’s Bench Walk, the County Court has ruled. But Judge Anthony Diamond QC said the chambers of Ashe Lincoln QC was only entitled to use Nigel Coyne’s “dishonest” behaviour as grounds for the […]

Practice director strikes deal with Fountain Court

John Malpas reports THE FORMER practice director of the largest UK set has agreed an out of court settlement after a dispute which he says typifies the tensions between barristers and managers. Details of the settlement between David Symonds and 5 Fountain Court are not being revealed but Symonds says he is happy with the […]

In brief: Woolf awarded honorary doctorate

Manchester Metropolitan University has conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws on Lord Woolf. The award, made last week, comes in recognition of the law reformer’s contribution to the development of the law and legal education. Nigel Bastin, head of the university’s School of Law, presented the award, saying Woolf’s inquiry into access to justice would […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 25/07/95

WILLIAM MALCOLM ADAMSON, 49, admitted 1972 and DAVID HEWITT, 43, admitted 1975, practised in partnership as Malcolm Adamson & Co, Heywood, Lancashire, struck off and reprimanded respectively and ordered to pay costs of £3,399 (Adamson 80 per cent and Hewitt 20 per cent). Allegations substantiated they failed to keep properly written accounts and wrongly drew […]

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