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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.



Addleshaws bolsters litigation with double Winston & Strawn hire

Addleshaw Goddard has hired a litigation partner duo from US firm Winston & Strawn. Kent Phillips Kent Phillips and Jamie Harrison will join the national firm as partners in the London office. The defections leave Winston with just three partners based in London. Harrison was head of Winston’s UK litigation practice and Phillips was an […]


Burges Salmon steals Osborne Clarke’s PEP crown in southern battlefield

The battle for supremacy in the South of England legal market saw Bristol heavyweight Burges Salmon overtake arch rival Osborne Clake in average profit per equity (PEP) stakes during the last financial year. Both firms saw profitability and turnover tumble, but Burges Salmon’s PEP of £409,000 came in well above Osborne Clarke’s figure of £352,000, […]

An Addleshaw thing

Earlier this summer The Lawyer reported that Addleshaw Goddard had shrunk its partnership by 19 since January this year. Today’s hire of Winston & Strawn partners Kent Phillips and Jamie Harrison proves that it’s not all going in one direction at the national firm (see story). The arrival of this pair coupled with the reduction […]

Lovells finds a partner

“That’s one of the great things about this job. There’s always something new.” The words of HM Revenue & Customs general counsel Anthony Inglese. He was talking about his new role as religion and beliefs champion at the department (see story), but the sentiment could equally apply to HMRC’s new partnership with Lovells on a […]


A&O partner joins Mumbai office of Indian alliance firm

Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Srinivas Parthasarathy is to leave the firm’s Singapore office to take up partnership at the Mumbai office of A&O’s Indian alliance firm Trilegal. Srinivas Parthasarathy In his new role Parthasarathy, who is qualified in the UK and India, will help develop the capital markets team at Trilegal, with which A&O […]

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