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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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Revealed: The Hot 100 2021

Members of The Lawyer Hot 100 have just two things in common. The first is excellence. Every year, our Hot 100 covers an incredibly diverse mix of legal professionals: scrappers from the rough and tumble of criminal law; sharp-suited corporate dealmakers; intellectuals and silver-tongued advocates from barristers’ profession; the in-house counsel with the ear of […]

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Ocado granted appeal in court battle with ex-Jones Day partner

Ocado has been granted permission to once again pursue its contempt of court claim against former Jones Day partner Raymond McKeeve. After previously falling short in the High Court before Mr Justice Smith, Mishcon de Reya has successfully overturned the previous decision on behalf of Ocado, with the retailer’s committal application now set to proceed […]

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Retirement sparks search for senior HR hire at Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance‘s longstanding head of people and talent is set to retire after more than 20 years, with the firm scanning the market for a replacement. Partner Laura King was also a member of the executive leadership and operations group at the magic circle firm, where she has led the global HR function. She joined […]

Start-up duo unveil tech apprenticeship for budding City lawyers

Two former Linklaters and Simmons & Simmons lawyers, who recently launched their second venture after the $10m sale of their first business, are looking to bolster their headcount with a new programme aimed at turning lawyers into startup gurus. The Lawyer reported last September that Stephen Scanlan, formerly a supervising associate at Simmons & Simmons, and Travis […]

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