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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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Morris Manning adds to IT group with two new hires

Atlanta-based firm Morris Manning & Martin is strengthening its IT capability by appointing two new technology partners. James Butler is joining from the new technologies practice group at Arnall Golden & Gregory. He has counselled fast-growth internet start-ups and advised companies on e-commerce, privacy, network security and First Amendment issues. Tim Reis, who was previously […]

LCD forces anti-judge web-site to close

In an online open letter to the Lord Chancellor, James Hulbert denounced five judges who heard cases in which he claims he was denied justice. The LCD’s lawyers moved in and complained to Hulbert’s internet service providers that the material was offensive. The site was “disabled with immediate effect”. Hulbert was acquitted of deception and […]

Clifford Chance loses Chinese partner to Jones Day

Zhoa joins Jones Day from Clifford Chance‘s Shanghai practice – the first international law firm to open up in that city in 1993 when the Chinese Ministry of Justice relaxed the rules against foreign law firms practising in China. Jones Day has deployed Mitch Dudek, a fluent Mandarin speaker, from its Hong Kong office to […]

Australian law firm in republican row

Australia’s Court of Appeal have rejected Republican pleas that Carl Moller should be allowed to exempt himself from taking an oath as part of an admission ceremony to practice law in Victoria. The Court ruled that the oath was to the Queen as Queen of Australia, not Queen of England and would therefore not conflict […]

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