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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.



Norton Rose revenue up 9 per cent at half year

Norton Rose has posted a 9 per cent rise in turnover for the first six months of 2010-11, becoming the second top 10 firm so far to reveal its half-year results. The firm generated £155m in fee income during the six months to November. That compares with £142m for the same period last year. In […]

Risky business

Addleshaw Goddard’s decision to bankroll the multi-billion dollar cases being pursued through the High Court by client Boris Berezovsky demonstrates the firm’s confidence in its litigation practice, despite the exit of practice chief Simon Twigden. The firm has agreed a conditional fee agreement (CFA) with the self-exiled oligarch, paving the way for it to cash […]

Siobhan Grey

Tate expo garners lawyers’ and artists’ views on privacy

By the time you read this the curtain will have fallen on ’Exposed’, the Tate Modern’s provocative photographic exhibition. The event skilfully captured the political and cultural zeitgeist through an exploration of the themes of voyeurism, privacy and surveillance, and raised important ethical questions about the taking of illicit or covert photographs. The exhibition featured […]

Nicole Paradise

Nabarro’s turnover nudges up in first half of 2010-11

Nabarro has posted a three per cent increase in turnover for the first six months of the 2010-11 financial year. The firm brought in £53.5m over the period, £1.5m higher than for the comparable period last year. Managing partner Nicole Paradise said: “It’s a bit early to say what full-year results will look like, as […]

David Stewart, Olswang

Turnover down at Olswang despite strong European showing

Olswang has posted a slight drop in fee income for the 2010-11 half year. Olswang” src=”Pictures/web/f/o/s/David_Stewart_150.jpg” /> David Stewart, Olswang Chief executive officer David Stewart said total fee income was down by around 2 per cent on the same period last year, dropping from £43m to £42.2m. Stewart added that while the UK end of […]

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