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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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Whenever there’s a magic circle exit in the US, bring on the soothsayers who declare “the end is nigh” for the quartet’s American dream. Regardless of whether you agree or not, it’s clear that the magic circle think very differently, as three of the four last month announced the highest number of new partners in […]

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Westminster Palace seeks GC for multibillion-pound Houses of Parliament restoration

Westminster Palace is looking to hire a general counsel to oversee the £4bn restoration of the Houses of Parliament, one of the biggest renovation undertakings ever carried out in the UK. The project, called “The Houses of Parliament restoration and renewal programme”, was launched to protect the long-term conservation of the heritage structure and deal […]

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Mayer Brown cuts salaries for non-equity partners and staff

Mayer Brown has implemented salary cuts for its staff and lawyers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The firm announced a global reduction of 15 per cent in salary for its non-equity partners, together with a cut in pay for its business services staff who earn more than $200,000. Salaries for business services staff […]

DLA hires second restructuring partner in two months

DLA Piper has continued to bulk up its restructuring practice, this time with a hire from Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has hired James Davison, who will join during the summer from Addleshaws. He has been a partner at the UK firm since 2017, when he was part of the firm’s promotions round. He was the […]

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