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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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Balfour Beatty has appointed a new general counsel and company secretary, one year after the departure of its former legal head. Tracey Wood joins the FTSE 250 infrastructure group as GC and company secretary after over 14 years at rival infrastructure business Costain Group. She served as GC at Costain for nine years after joining […]

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UK Government’s top lawyer steps down in shock exit

The head of the UK Government’s legal department (GLD) Jonathan Jones QC is to leave the division after six years at the helm. His departure comes as the UK Government faces scrutiny over its plans to clarify parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, which formed a section of the 2019 withdrawal agreement. Jones took on […]

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Freshfields leadership candidates told to focus on diversity in election race

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is asking senior partner candidates to develop a clear strategy on inclusion, as the firm enters the key phase of its leadership elections. The process had been delayed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It is understood the firm is now looking to hold the race to appoint its new managing and […]

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Clarke Willmott makes use of Covid-19 tax scheme

Clarke Willmott is the latest UK200 firm to confirm that it is deferring tax payments until next year given the financial challenges posed by Covid-19. By joining the likes of Watson Farley & Williams in taking advantage of the UK Government’s deferral schemes, Clarke Willmott is pushing back July’s partnership tax payment until January, while […]

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