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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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HogLov Asia chief clears penultimate hurdle in bid to succeed Immelt as CEO

Hogan Lovells is set to appoint its Asia Pacific and Middle East head as its new chief executive officer when current leader Steve Immelt ends his six year tenure. Miguel Zaldivar has received the seal of approval from the firm’s board and will now await a partners’ confirmation vote in December. Zaldivar is based in […]

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Date set for Baker McKenzie and Gary Senior hearing in SRA misconduct tribunal

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is set to hear arguments in SRA v Gary Senior & Ors, as Baker McKenzie faces allegations that the firm allowed sexual misconduct investigation to be “improperly” influenced by their former managing partner. The Lawyer reported in July that the Solicitors Regulation Authority alleges that the firm’s probe into a complaint made […]

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