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Greenwashing: Don’t get caught out – ThinkHouse

Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority’s recent introduction of its Green Claims Code, it’s even more important that businesses get it right and avoid exaggerating their environmental credentials.

Snapshot: Supreme Court holds no attribution where director’s “secret” profits in issue

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.

Continued rise of energy performance of buildings requirements

In July 2021, the European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021 (the 2021 Regulations) were published, followed swiftly by government guidance on how to apply the 2021 Regulations (the Technical Guidance). The publication of the 2021 Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance underscores the continued focus on improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings performance (other than dwellings) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by boosting renovation obligations.

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Top 200 firms Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) and Hewitsons are in the final throes of a merger deal. The deal is expected complete by the end of May, adding Hewitsons’ Cambridge, Northampton, Milton Keynes and London network to HCR’s nine locations of Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Hereford, London, Reading, Worcester and the Wye Valley. The […]

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Sixteen make the grade in DACB promotions

DAC Beachcroft has promoted 16 associates to partner, with the highest number of promotions again coming from its Bristol office. The firm revealed promotions at its bases in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Newcastle, Newport and Manchester. The latest promo round is bigger than the firm’s 2020 cohort, which saw the firm give the nod […]

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