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The widespread disruption and closure of businesses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent national and local lockdowns since March 2020 has brought into sharp focus the question of available insurance cover for losses under business interruption (‘BI’) insurance policies and the extent of that cover.

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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]


Women and the Pandemic: three actions for equality we can take right now

Countless headlines this past year proclaimed that the pandemic has created a game changing acceptance of flexible working. What was previously a request commonly rejected as not being commercially viable, or, at best, accepted as a tolerated version of career plateau, is now being hailed as ‘the new normal’.  Organisations in some sectors are making […]


Addleshaws prevails for HS2 in procurement spat

The High Court has ruled in favour of Addleshaw Goddard and HS2 in a dispute over the procurement process of a construction contract. Bechtel, instructing Hogan Lovells, alleged that HS2 accepted an abnormally low bid when it awarded a contract to BBVS joint venture and sought £100m in damages. BBVS is a joint venture between […]

GoCardless GC takes on new role amid growth drive

GoCardless general counsel Ahmed Badr has been appointed to the role of chief legal and risk officer (CLRO), as the London fintech pursues its open banking plans and pushes deeper into the US. Badr takes on the newly-created CLRO role, where he will be responsible for leading the teams that cover legal and policy issues, […]

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