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Business interruption insurance (BII) update: FCA draft guidance on proving presence of Covid-19

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Our Dispute Resolution team continues to monitor developments around the business interruption insurance (BII) case as more detail on how to claim emerges following last year’s judgment.

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Commerce & Law: what to expect in 2021

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This article summarises some of the key developments expected in commercial, consumer and contract law in the UK in 2021 and beyond.

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Three things will make 2021 a big year for social care…

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Contributing authors: Hazel Phillips and Mei-Ling Huang

2020 has been one of the most traumatic years for the social care sector in living memory. Whilst its impact will be long felt, care providers will be looking for clarity, security and a return to normality in 2021.

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The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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After more than 4 years of debate in the UK since the referendum and after years of negotiation with the EU about, first, a withdrawal agreement and then an agreement setting out how the future trade in some areas between the EU and the UK should work, the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement was finally signed yesterday by the EU and the UK governments.

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China launches World’s First Central Bank Digital Currency

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China has become the first nation to develop and launch a central bank digital currency, with the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) being rolled out across major e-commerce platforms within the country, including the multinational corporation Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

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Royds Withy King spreads festive cheer with Winter Appeal fundraising efforts

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We are helping the homeless this winter by raising £5,000 – enough money to buy 1,000 Christmas meals.

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Post-Merger Integration: Beginning or the end of the M&A journey

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Completing an M&A deal is a very exciting moment for all parties concerned. A great deal of hard work has been undertaken by the buyer to find the right target to purchase, analyse the benefits, synergies and cost-saving opportunities, carry out due diligence, negotiate the key documents and finally complete the deal.

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What is the legal status of digital currencies?

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Following their boom in 2017 and subsequent dip in popularity, the widespread use (and perception, to some extent) of digital currencies has stabilised in recent years. They are now expected to play an increasingly important role within mainstream financial services in the years to come.

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V-Day – what are the employment implications?

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Contributing authors: Melenik Forde

V-Day is now upon us! With a Covid-19 vaccine now starting to be rolled out, what does the short- to medium-term landscape look like for employers? We have addressed three of the many questions that are likely to arise as the vaccines make their way across the nation.

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Corporate Transparency: proposed new Companies House ID requirements

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The government has published its full response to its 2019 consultation on “Corporate Transparency and Register Reform”.

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Preparing for Brexit: data protection and banks

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As 1 January 2021 is fast approaching, we look at how this may impact on the flow of personal data between the UK and the EU, and what Banks can do to prepare.

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A ‘drive’ in the right direction

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Punjab National Bank (International) Ltd v MBL Highway Development Company Ltd: Success in US $17 million cross border banking claim

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