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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.


Lloyds Bank legal chief to balance new role with GC duties

Lloyds Banking Group general counsel Kate Cheetham has been handed responsibility for another side of the business, being put in charge of the company secretariat role alongside her existing legal position. Cheetham, who became group general counsel in May 2015, has taken on the company secretary role following the retirement of Malcolm Wood, who joined Lloyds […]


Redundancy consultation set to begin at Ince Gordon Dadds

Ince Gordon Dadds’ tie-up is off to a tentative start, with the newly-merged firm understood to be starting a redundancy consultation among its staff. Commencing next week, and three months after the £110m merger was agreed, Ince Gordon Dadds will embark on a redundancy process which The Lawyer understands will largely affect support staff on both the […]

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A&O’s Fuse goes to Manhattan in US tech drive

Allen & Overy (A&O)’s tech incubator Fuse has flown to the firm’s New York office in a bid to familiarise US lawyers with new technology and attract potential investors, The Lawyer has learned. As part of the US Legal Tech Week, London-based Fuse head Shruti Ajitsaria and head of advanced delivery Kevin Oliver brought to […]

Ince partners facing 12-month lock-in after Gordon Dadds deal

Partners from legacy Ince & Co are facing a 12-month lock-in period following the conclusion of the deal that saw it merge with Gordon Dadds, The Lawyer understands. As part of the deal, partners are thought to have agreed to a ‘black-box’ remuneration system which will see them each negotiate individual deals with the new listed […]


Eversheds and Hogan Lovells take top roles on new BBC development

Eversheds Sutherland and Hogan Lovells are acting on the development of the BBC’s new studios, as part of the £1bn regeneration of the cultural and education district of London’s Olympic Park. Real estate partner Ian Barker at Eversheds is advising the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), alongside senior associate Hugo Jay and associate Ezra Mackenzie. The LLDC […]

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