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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.


Memery Crystal makes two redundant in corporate

Memery Crystal has laid off two fee earners in its corporate department following a round of redundancies. The firm has also axed two full-time positions in its information and know-how department and three support staff, one of whom was working part-time. It is the second time that Memery Crystal has made redundancies this year. In […]

The blame game

Light-touch regulation has been blamed for the credit crisis – but it’s still the best system there is, argues Duncan Black People ask if the regulators were asleep ;when ;subprime ­mortgages were created. The answer is that they were not asleep but their attention was elsewhere, doing things such as looking for insider dealers and […]

Eversheds red cards equity partners

Eversheds red cards equity partners” />Eversheds has issued its equity partnership with ‘red cards’, allowing the firm to withhold up to two quarters’ of drawings in a bid to tighten its lockup performance. As revealed by The Lawyer (17 March), the firm introduced a scheme based on the Football Association rulebook that will see partners […]

In-house and outside counsel urged to communicate to avoid disputes

In-house counsel must become involved with ­arbitration proceedings from the outset if they want to avoid lengthy and costly proceedings, delegates at a London dispute arbitration conference organised by The Lawyer heard last week (21-22 October). General Electric (GE) senior counsel and chief compliance officer Jean-Claude Najar warned that there needed to be greater coordination […]

Anne Compton: Rickerbys

What’s your biggest work/career mistake and what did you learn from it? I expect one of my partners might tell you for a price. What was your first-ever job?Waitressing. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?Spending three hours ­getting from my flat in Acton to a hearing at the High Court on the ­morning […]

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