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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.



When the infamous magic circle is mentioned, Sara Robinson is a name usually missed. This is a mistake, because she has handled some of the more public divorces of the past decade. Robinson is a lawyer who bucks trends. While her fellow SFLA members are moving away from large firms, she has made a success […]

Bristol Law Soc president to act for West

President of the Bristol Law Society Tony Miles is acting for Frederick West, the Gloucester builder facing mass murder charges. Miles, a partner with Bobbetts Mackan, takes charge of the case from Cheltenham sole practitioner Howard Ogden, who was dropped by West last week. Ogden, known in the area as Oggie, refused to comment on […]

Society to host human rights meeting

A meeting to discuss the impact in practice of the European Convention on Human Rights will be held in the Law Society Hall next month. Piers Gardner, the director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, will discuss the range and variety of complaints which can be made to the commission and the […]

In my experience

I wanted to practise family law because it has an extra dimension – dealing with people and people’s lives. It is a great privilege to be travelling along people’s lives with them, but you have to take the rough with the smooth, and acknowledge that not everybody loves you. The interesting work begins when you […]

Cure case postponed

Although he was expected to give judgment in the case in the on-going dispute among founder members of pop group The Cure by the end of last term, Mr Justice Chadwick did not manage to get round to it. Date for the judgement has been set for 16 September.

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