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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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Shearman books Tony Blair for partnership retreat

Shearman & Sterling is set to host Tony Blair as part of its virtual global partnership retreat, The Lawyer understands, days after the major exit of an eight-strong arbitration team in Paris. The US firm will host the former UK Prime Minister as a surprise guest speaker for its upcoming partnership retreat. Sources said the […]

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Freshfields pays €10m in cum-ex settlement

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made a voluntary payment of €10m, bringing to an end a long-running probe launched by the German authorities into “cum-ex” tax transactions. The firm had come under scrutiny from the Frankfurt authorities over cum-ex trading, a controversial practice that was prohibited in Germany in 2012. Investigators have since been probing deals carried […]

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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.

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