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Greenwashing: Don’t get caught out – ThinkHouse

Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority’s recent introduction of its Green Claims Code, it’s even more important that businesses get it right and avoid exaggerating their environmental credentials.

Snapshot: Supreme Court holds no attribution where director’s “secret” profits in issue

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.

Continued rise of energy performance of buildings requirements

In July 2021, the European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021 (the 2021 Regulations) were published, followed swiftly by government guidance on how to apply the 2021 Regulations (the Technical Guidance). The publication of the 2021 Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance underscores the continued focus on improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings performance (other than dwellings) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by boosting renovation obligations.



#saveUKjustice: The story since 9 April

Hundreds of lawyers gathered outside the Houses of Parliament on 22 May to protest against the government’s legal aid cuts. The demonstration was a response to the Ministry of Justice’s plans to cut £220m from the legal aid budget, which opponents argue will irreparably damage access to justice in the UK, leaving thousands of vulnerable […]


Simmons hires Burges Salmon funds partner in latest Bristol addition

Simmons & Simmons is set to add a fourth partner to its low-cost Bristol base with the hire of Burges Salmon funds specialist Mahrie Webb. The asset management, fund formation and financial services regulation partner will join Simmons’ nascent base in the city on an unconfirmed date. Her recruitment follows Simmons’ launch in Bristol in […]


Bakers, Freshfields and Clifford Chance sign up to support law centre volunteer programme

Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the firms that have signed up to support a new scheme to train law centre volunteers. The City firms are joined in funding Pro Bono Community, which is the brainchild of future 1 Essex Court pupil Oliver Hyams, currently at the European Commission, and […]


Chris Howard has left Linklaters again

Will it be third time lucky at Sullivans? Chris Howard’s move to Sullivan & Cromwell is one of the most eye-catching lateral hires this year, not least because so many assumed that he had found a permanent berth on his return to Linklaters in 2010. The restructuring star left Linklaters in 2004 to join Freshfields […]


More than 80 jobs at risk in latest DWF redundancy consultation

DWF is entering another redundancy consultation which will put jobs at risk in its London, Coventry, Teesside and Manchester offices. A consultation affecting five members of the firm’s banking and finance and corporate teams in Birmingham has also been completed, with two people leaving the firm. Up to 35 support roles are at risk in […]

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