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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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Baker McKenzie has hired a former Slaughter and May partner from a tech start-up, where he served as its general counsel for over three years. The firm has beefed up its London corporate practice with the addition of Adam Eastell, who was general counsel at artificial intelligence startup Eigen Technologies. Eastell entered the in-house world […]

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Bakers’ former HR director further distances himself from Senior investigation

In the penultimate day of Baker McKenzie’s SDT hearing, the barrister acting for the firm’s former HR director claimed that responsibility for the Gary Senior investigation should lie with Bakers and its senior management. 2 Hare Court’s Jonathan Laidlaw QC made his closing submission today before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal – stating that it was […]

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Bakers under offer for new City HQ

Baker McKenzie is edging ever closer to signing up for a new London office, after narrowing down a shortlist of options ahead of its upcoming headquarters move. The Lawyer has learned the firm is under offer for a six-floor space at 280 Bishopsgate that spans level six to twelve. The 73,110 sq ft development comprises […]

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Bakers back to ‘business as usual’ after coronavirus scare

Baker McKenzie has re-opened today after a coronavirus scare last week saw its London office shut and 1,000 employees sent home. The firm closed its 100 New Bridge Street HQ last Thursday afternoon, and it remained closed on Friday as staff worked from home. It is understood that the closure was in response to a […]

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