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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

MoFo enlists epidemiologist for global safe reopening plan

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has brought in a US epidemiologist to advise on a global protocol around the reopening of its international offices. The US firm has sought the help of California-based expert Kavita Trivedi, who is a consultant at the World Health Organisation’s division of antimicrobial resistance, while running risk assessment exercises, as it is […]

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Norton Rose client HSBC to face £1.3bn class action brought by Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe is set to take on Norton Rose Fulbright in a High Court scrap involving hundreds of aggrieved investors and HSBC, amounting to a significant group action claim worth £1.3bn. With the backing of litigation funder Therium, Edwin Coe is pursuing a fraud claim on behalf of 371 investors, alleging they have suffered losses […]

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