Fieldfisher picks up PhonepayPlus advisory role from Bates Wells

Fieldfisher has won a place as PhonepayPlus’ principal provider of legal services, taking over from the incumbent Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB).

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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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In litigation, there is no magic circle

Our annual Top 20 cases feature this week unveils the biggest forthcoming cases of the year, the ones every advocate at the commercial bar wants to be involved in. This year, big beasts like Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are on the roster along with stalwarts such as Eversheds. But the firm making the most […]

The Hot 100 2016: In-house

Rushad Abadan, Standard Life Former RBS deputy general counsel Rushad Abadan joins Standard Life as its group general counsel in early 2016, having spent just under a decade at the bank. That decade was characterised by a total overhaul of corporate culture; the subsequent part-­nationalisation of the bank and the current selling off of shares. […]

Pinsent Masons

Top-level changes at Pinsents’ Vario as Bond exits

Pinsent Masons has overhauled the senior management of its flexible resource service, appointing former TMP Worldwide director of business development Matthew Kay as the new head of Vario. Kay replaces Pinsents partner Alison Bond, who along with Katherine Thomas, was the co-founder of the contract lawyer service. Both Bond and Thomas have left the firm. […]

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