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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.

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Revealed: the legal fees racked up by the UK Government

The Government Legal Department (GLD) spent £11.8m on external law firms and counsel in the first five months of the year, according to a Freedom of Information request submitted by The Lawyer. The GLD confirmed it has used 49 firms in total between the start of 2020 and 22 May, with a large proportion of […]

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Court of Appeal rules on Kazakh claim in long-running award row

The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal after a challenge was brought by the Republic of Kazakhstan and its national bank, meaning the Belgian courts will have the final say on how to handle a $500m arbitration award being pursued by the parties. The case, which featured on The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2020, is […]

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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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