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Loving legal life: On Jon Holbrook

This week systemic coaches Zita Tulyahikayo and James Pereira QC discuss what can be learned from events surrounding the recent expulsion of a barrister from his London Chambers because of views he expressed about a discrimination case.

HSF’s CEO on sustainability goals: “We need to go further and we need to do it now”

Climate change is an issue of global socio, economic, political, and legal importance to governments, businesses and citizens everywhere. In the last 12 months alone, not only have we been dealing with the humanitarian and economic impact of a global pandemic, we have also seen bushfires devastate large areas, droughts, tropical cyclones, and 2020 was […]

Analysis

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2021

This year, the courts play host to a series of long-running financial and competition cases, while it looks like UK Government lawyers will be extremely busy.

Roundtable: The role of legal functions in balancing commerciality and risk in delivering a company’s purpose

2020 was an unprecedented year for business; companies have had to mobilise quickly in the face of various converging global and geopolitical events, such as Brexit and Covid-19, reviewing their operations and risk landscape, and the ensuing pressures of navigating the short, medium and long term impacts have been borne by legal teams across all […]

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.

Board evaluations – don’t waste a crisis

COVID-19 has affected every sector of our economy and an important element of the 2020 board evaluation will be identifying and reporting on how reactive and resilient the board has been throughout the pandemic.

If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Reflections on CIL and S106

The prime minister has proposed a radical reform to the planning system which will be “unlike anything we have seen since the Second World War”. This includes a complete overhaul of the current system of Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) regime.

PRI’s new reporting framework – are you ready?

On 12 November 2020, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) issued significant updates to the reporting framework (RF) for signatories. The new requirements are more focused on “real world” outcomes meaning signatories needs to show how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are integrated into investment analysis and execution.