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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.


Addleshaws represents Met Office on new headquarters

Addleshaw Booth & Co has advised on its first project for the Met Office opposite Ashurst Morris Crisp, which is acting for development consortium Stratus Integrated Services.The £80m project to construct new headquarters for the Met Office, part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), is now underway and scheduled for completion in the summer of […]

Risk and the public sector

It is unsurprising that risk management is attaining as high a priority in publicly funded undertakings as it is in the private sector The services provided by the public sector – healthcare, education and regulatory approvals – require the need to ration resources in a highly charged and political environment.Public authorities have tended to reduce […]

Mis-Claridge of justice

Tulkinghorn is rather fond of Claridges Hotel, as it is where he did most of his courting of Mrs Tulkinghorn. What he likes most is its timelessness – the place doesn’t seem to have changed since the days when Tulkinghorn was a young buck.And it is not just in décor that Claridges has stayed the […]

Labour speeds growth of Govt legal system by 1,000 per cent

The rate of growth in the Government legal system has increased by almost 1,000 per cent since New Labour’s rise to power This rise represents nearly 500 extra lawyers in the Government’s legal capacity.Some 50 lawyers were hired by the Conservative government between 1992 and 1997, as opposed to 474 between May 1997 and today. […]

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