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The FCA’s business insurance test case: key takeaways from the judgment and next steps for businesses

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Contributing authors: Tom Llewellyn

Business interruption insurance test case

The High Court has delivered its ruling in the highly anticipated business interruption insurance (BII) test case. The FCA brought proceedings on behalf of policyholders, along with two action groups, in which the Court considered whether a sample of BII policies provided cover for losses arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Business interruption insurance test case: welcome news for policyholders

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Judgment has today (15 September) been handed down in the much publicised business interruption insurance (BII) case which considered whether various BII policies provided cover in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Protect your confidential information and IP when employees leave

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Contributing authors: Tim Gofton

employee leaving

Businesses face difficult decisions over the coming months as furlough comes to an end and the reality of the new order starts to become clear. For businesses this might involve redundancies or employees moving on as the job market reopens. Either way, there is likely to be movement within the jobs market. Employers therefore need to be aware of the increased risks that leavers pose in terms of confidential information and intellectual property whilst employees continue to work from home.

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Corporate Governance update: new ICSA guidance on directors’ duties.

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Directors' duties

The Chartered Governance Institute (“ICSA”) has recently published new guidance on directors’ general duties under the Companies Act 2006 (“Act”). ICSA provides guidance for governance professionals across all sectors and whilst aspects of this new guidance applies to publicly owned, listed companies, many of the recommendations have practical application for privately owned companies and their directors should take note.

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End of Brexit transition period – what now for medicines and medical devices?

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With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching it is becoming more and more urgent for businesses in the medical sector to prepare for the transition period coming to an end. It is a sector, where many of the rules stem from EU regulation, which makes it even more important for businesses to prepare.

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Landlords: yet more new changes to affect your possession claims

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Buy-to-let property

The ban on evictions due to the impact of Covid-19 has been extended for another four weeks.

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Apple v. Fortnite – a pandora’s loot box for online marketplaces?

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The last few weeks have been eventful for America’s biggest tech firm, Apple. Whilst CEO Tim Cook’s been forced to testify to the US Congress in a steadily building antitrust case, as well as facing one in the EU, the company saw its value double to $2tn over the last two years.

Yet despite all of this, the story that has really got people talking involves a computer game, 350 million players, and an app store.

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Survey highlights importance of robust Covid-19 whistleblowing policy

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Care worker

A recent study by the Daily Express indicated that there has been a significant increase (66%) in complaints made by care staff to CQC during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the majority of concerns raised relating to infection control, social distancing and a lack of PPE.

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Employment legal update #39: August 2020

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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Return of shielders hampered by lack of Government guidance for care providers

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Return to work after coronavirus

From 1 August, the Government “paused” shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable. Shielding employees can return to work if their workplace is “Covid-secure” but should work from home wherever possible.

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Protecting buyers’ value in M&A: Part 3 – Tax covenant claims

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Mergers and acquisitions

In the third article in a series on protecting buyers’ value in M&A deals, partner James Worrall in our Corporate team discusses tax covenants – how they differ from warranties and indemnities, when they are used and what function they have in a share purchase agreement.

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Landlords: more new changes to affect your possession claims

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Buy-to-let property

Jacqui Walton offers a further update on the latest Practice Direction for landlords, coming into effect later this month.

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