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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.

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Lewis Silkin and Hill Dickinson place staff on furlough

Hill Dickinson and Lewis Silkin are placing some of their non-fee-earners and associates on furlough in response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Lawyer understands. Both firms have taken the decision to use the UK Government’s grant scheme – providing furloughed staff with 80 per cent of their wage. A Lewis Silkin spokesperson said: “Our absolute focus […]

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Lewis Silkin to appeal £2m negligence ruling over cricket chief contract

Lewis Silkin has been granted permission to appeal a £2m professional negligence judgment regarding its work for former Indian Premier League CEO Tim Wright. Mr Justice Hamblen ruled in July the firm acted in breach of duty in its advice to cricket chief Wright on his £10m severance guarantee. The firm is maintaining its instruction of […]

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Lewis Silkin to pay £2m damages to India cricket chief client

Lewis Silkin will pay out £2m to former client, ex-Indian Premier League CEO Tim Wright, following a High Court ruling on Friday (3 July). Mr Justice Hamblen ruled the firm acted in breach of duty in advising Wright on his £10m severance guarantee, which did not include a jurisdiction clause. Wright instructed Lewis Silkin head […]

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