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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.


Bribery in Peru: Shoosmiths lawyer speaks out

Shoosmiths’ John McKendrick gave the keynote address at an anti-bribery event at the recent Peruvian Congress in Lima. The event was organised to reinforce Peru’s efforts to join the OECD and focused on designing laws to deal with corporate liability in respect of bribery.

Dinah Rose QC

Blackstone’s Dinah Rose QC secures Supreme Court victory in Prince Charles letters case

Blackstone Chambers’ Dinah Rose QC and the Guardian have successfully defended a Government appeal to the Supreme Court over the disclosure of secret letters written by Prince Charles to ministers. In a 5:2 majority verdict, the Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeal (CoA), saying that then-attorney general Dominic Grieve MP was not entitled […]

$55m Caribbean generation plant contract powered by Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Cayman Islands legal advice to Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor of Denmark (BWSC) in connection with operating a local entity in the Cayman Islands to pursue a design and build contract with Caribbean Utilities Company including advice on the contract, structuring local operations and incorporating a resident company as well as […]

Scales of Justice

Litigation – A travesty of justice?

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. A number of reforms to the way judicial reviews can be brought and financed in the UK have caused industry-wide concern over the past two years. Lawyers, ministers and peers have universally […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 29 March 2015

Many of this week’s briefings focused on George Osborne’s pre-election Budget. While the general consensus in the wider world was that it was a ‘boring’ Budget designed not to upset anyone prior to polling day in May, there were of course a number of announcements that have significant implications. Addleshaw Goddard looked at the potential […]

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