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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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Gomez-Acebo steps up South American strategy

Top Spanish firm Gomez-Acebo & Pombo has tightened its grip in South America by entering a formal alliance with Brazil’s largest law firm, Pinheiro Neto Advogados. The 20-partner Madrid firm announced last year it was abandoning an expansion strategy in Europe in favour of alliances in South America. Spain is the second largest foreign investor […]

Law school to teach pro-bono

The goal is to provide all students with the opportunity to engage in pro bono work and get a credit for it. The College’s chief executive Professor Nigel Savage says: “Law schools have a key role to play in instilling and fostering a pro bono culture amongst their students. “Pro bono experience produces students better […]

College of Law is managing change

In response to a report in The Lawyer (21 February), I would like to say that a £2.5m programme is under way to improve the College of Law’s Store Street branch. A total of £1.5m was spent in the summer of 1999 and a further £1m will be spent in refurbishing it this summer. One […]

Berwin Leighton appoints director of business strategy

Berwin Leighton has appointed Howard Rosenberg to the new position of director of business strategy. Rosenberg, who is not a lawyer, will be working closely with managing partner Neville Eisenberg to devise and implement the firm’s strategy. Rosenberg says: “I will be developing new products and services for the firm to be closer aligned in […]

Scuffle of the week

Kamlesh Bahl v the Law Society. The low-key inquisitorial procedure that the Law Society first anticipated into the allegations of bullying brought against Bahl is a far cry from the full-blown adversarial fight it has now become. Bahl faced six complainants at a ‘City law firm’s offices’ as her lawyers from Lewis Silkin line up […]

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