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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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Dewey & LeBoeuf bodycount latest

As Reed Smith inherits the Beijing office of Dewey Ballantine, London has seen another casualty from the tie-up between Dewey and fellow US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. Former Linklaters partner Lee Parker, who joined Dewey from recruiter Global Legal Search less than a year ago, was charged with beefing up Dewey’s presence in […]

Reed Smith enters Beijing fray

Reed Smith has taken over the former Dewey Ballantine Beijing office, which did not sign up to be part of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

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Recruiting its own in-house headhunter has paid off for Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Halliwells mulls redundancies

Halliwells has launched a redundancy consultation across its London-based corporate team, with the group severely lagging behind budget. As many as eight solicitors and support staff could be without jobs as a result of the review, which closes in early March. Head of corporate Julian Lewis has resigned from the firm and is currently on […]

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