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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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Tesco has appointed Diageo M&A general counsel and ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director. Berry will take on the newly created role on 1 September. His appointment comes amid a restructure of the retail giant’s legal team following high-profile management changes as a result of its financial restatement last […]

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks. The new top 50-firm will trade as Shakespeare Martineau and will have a turnover of around £75m. It will employ over 900 people including 150 partners. The […]

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