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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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Locke Lord’s Hong Kong managing partner decamps to HFW

Locke Lord’s Hong Kong managing partner has left the US firm to join HFW’s Hong Kong office. Wing Cheung joins the firm as it continues to expand its transactional offering. HFW launched a transactions practice in China earlier this year and has added 19 partners across its offices since 2018, including lateral hires in Abu […]

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Financials 2018/19: HFW PEP tumbles as firm goes global

HFW has reported a downturn in profits and profit per equity partner (PEP) in the last financial year, with PEP decreasing by 12 per cent in 2018/19. Net profit also fell last year by 8.9 per cent from £48.3m to £43.3m, a significant drop from the 11 per cent increase in 2017/18. Revenue was flat […]

HFW strikes £25m deal with litigation funder

HFW has become the third firm this year to secure a million-pound partnership with a litigation funder, as those in private practice seek to provide increased accessibility to funding for clients. Augusta Ventures and HFW’s relationship with be strengthened after it was announced that that pair have agreed on a £25m funding facility. The firm […]

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