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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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MoFo dishes out appreciation bonuses to UK associates

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has rewarded its UK associates with a special appreciation bonus for the last financial year. The US firm has handed out an additional bonus to its associate workforce as a reward for a positive set of London financials in a turbulent year. It is understood that the payment was announced by […]

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Katten names ex-Latham lawyer as new City MP

Katten Muchin Rosenman’s UK arm has appointed employment partner Christopher Hitchins as its new London managing partner. Hitchins succeeds Peter Sugden, who led the London office for nine years. Hitchins trained at Slaughter and May and then joined Latham & Watkins as a corporate lawyer, later shifting to his current focus on employment via stints […]

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Quartet set to pocket lion’s share of £37m G4S-Allied fees

Four firms, including Freshfields and Linklaters, are set to share in fees totalling over £37m if the sale of FTSE security company G4S goes ahead as planned. The fee estimates for legal advice are noted in Allied Universal’s offer document for G4S, released earlier this month. Since then both Allied and rival bidder GardaWorld have […]

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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 […]

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