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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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Wragges advises Riviera Travel on investment made by private equity firm

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised Riviera Travel on a significant investment made into the company by private equity firm, Phoenix Equity Partners. Based in Burton-upon-Trent, Riviera is a leading UK tour operator providing overseas escorted holidays and river cruises. Riviera was set up by owner Michael Wright 30 years ago and he and […]

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Barclays Capital general counsel Judith Shepherd to step down

Barclays Capital general counsel Judith Shepherd has resigned from her role today (9 January) and is set to leave the company in the first half of 2015. Barclays has yet to announce a replacement for Shepherd, who joined the bank from US firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in 2006 as deputy group general counsel. She was then appointed […]

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White & Case picks up DX mandate on acquisition of City Link assets

White & Case has advised logistics and parcel distribution company DX Group on its acquisition of assets from its collapsed competitor City Link. DX has reached an agreement with City Link’s administrators EY to buy cages, scanners and some intellectual property for £1.125m. White & Case’s co-head of EMEA private equity, Ian Bagshaw, led the […]

DLA Piper expands trade and government relations team in London

DLA Piper has expanded the firm’s trade and government relations practice in London with the appointments of John Forrest and Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean. In response to the growing demand for sanctions and import/export controls advice, John Forrest, formerly a senior director at Dechert LLP, and one of the leading practitioners in the area, […]

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Lewis Silkin client Enterprise Holdings wins IP fight against Europcar

Lewis Silkin client, rental services provider Enterprise Holdings, has won a trademark logo battle against rival company Europcar at the High Court. The trademark infringement claim against Europcar concerned the company’s adoption of the ‘e’ trademark and logo, similar to those of rival company Enterprise. The judgement marked a win for Lewis Silkin partner Simon […]

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