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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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This year’s The Lawyer US Top 50 report has not only revealed the largest US-headquartered firms in the UK, it also includes pointers as to how firms can best achieve growth in the extraordinarily competitive London market. Certainly, this year’s ranking provides ample evidence that a number of US firms in the UK at least […]

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The 60 second interview: PwC’s NewLaw co-head on legal inefficiencies

Co-head of PwC’s NewLaw practice and partner Andrew Giverin talks to The Lawyer about the top inefficiencies in legal departments and the biggest challenge facing GCs at the moment, ahead of his roundtable session on the 2nd July. What are the top two inefficiencies you have observed in in-house legal departments? – Lawyers having to […]

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HSF faces SRA scrutiny after claims of aggressive behaviour

A complaint has been made to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which alleges lawyers at Herbert Smith Freehills were “aggressive and intimidating” in a sexual harassment case brought against the firm’s client. Earlier this year, Nathalie Abildgaard, represented by Fox Williams, took Australian fund manager IFM Investors to court, claiming she had been harassed by one […]

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