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Powering the UK – a multi-faceted approach

To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.

Supporting your managers in the post-Covid return to work

Despite the Government returning to a policy of ‘work from home if you can’, many businesses, shops, factories, classrooms etc are bringing their employees back into the workplace. There are a lot of issues, precautions and caveats to consider, especially for customer-facing businesses.

HMRC estate administration investigations

An article in the mainstream press has noted that HM Revenue & Customs has taken an additional £274m in inheritance tax (IHT) from its investigations into 5,638 estate administrations in the 2019/20 year. This is the highest in over 4 years and equates to an additional £48,500 of IHT for each estate which has been investigated.

First Cypriot citizen to be extradited to the United States

The Republic of Cyprus extradites its first citizen to the United States. On 23/01/2020 the Supreme Court has decided for the first time the extradition of a national of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States to face charges of wire and computer fraud, identity theft and extortion. On 17/07/2020 he became the first ever person to be extradited from Cyprus to the United States, where he will appear before the Courts in the Northern District of Georgia.

Implementation of court orders involving non-parties – a warning from Guernsey

Family practitioners are well-versed in avoiding potential pitfalls of implementing and enforcing settlements agreed in the family courts. Particular difficulties can arise where an order requires steps to be taken by non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction of the relevant court, potentially requiring unexpected further (and avoidable) litigation to give effect to such an order.

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Fieldfisher has debuted a service to help businesses that are short on funds pursue litigation stemming out of Covid-19 disruption. The service, called FeeSolve, targets “damages-based agreements” (DBAs), which since their introduction have allowed lawyers normally charged by the hour to instead share risks. This makes it possible for a firm to charge less and […]

Gauke heads back to Macfarlanes for new role

Following his 14-year stint in Parliament, David Gauke has today re-joined Macfarlanes as its head of public policy. The former Conservative cabinet minister was previously a solicitor at the firm from 1999 to 2005 before being elected as the member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire. Gauke’s role will be in a non-practising role and […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Cadwalader funds star Samantha Hutchinson

Name: Samantha Hutchinson Firm: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Role: Partner Trained at: Hogan Lovells Year qualified: 2001 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Walking into the office to close a project finance deal on a Monday and not leaving the office until Thursday afternoon. Clients and advisers were […]

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