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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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How GCs will get to grips with the virtual world

Shoosmiths partner Tony Randle in conversation with The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths Catrin Griffiths: The experiences we all had in 2020 aren’t going away. In the first lockdown there was a sense of adrenaline, when we were metaphorically or literally baking sourdough and getting to grips with the novelty of the situation. But going into 2021 […]

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Four firms added to £8.7m Scottish Enterprise panel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and Addleshaw Goddard are among the four firms that have been added to Scottish Enterprise’s new £8.7m panel. The public body has appointed Scottish firms Brodies and Burness Paull to the panel, as well as CMS and Addleshaws. Shepherd and Wedderburn, which was on the former panel running from 2016 […]

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A&O to ‘industrialise’ Fuse incubator in next growth stage

Allen & Overy wants to increase collaboration between its lawyers and participants of incubator Fuse, while also expecting to run a “hybrid model” of working once a new cohort of start-ups are chosen. The incubator of the magic circle firm is set to start taking applications for its fifth cohort, with both emerging and established […]

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Fieldfisher eyes litigation funding work with new platform

Fieldfisher is ramping up its foray into the litigation funding market with a new platform to speed up one of the most time-consuming phases of the claim process. The firm has developed a platform that assess new commercial claims to establish whether the litigants are eligibile for funding. The platform, developed on artificial intelligence technology […]

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