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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

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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WFW to screen London HQ arrivals with thermal imaging camera

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is installing a thermal imaging camera as part of precautionary measures for its City office opening in August. The thermal imaging camera will screen the main entrance to 15 Appold Street, which the firm says will protect staff and visitors and ensure the former have confidence in returning safely to […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields’ PEP growth stalls as turnover nudges up to £1.5bn

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s revenue crept up 3 per cent over 2019/20, as it became the last magic circle firm to announce its financial results for the past year. While the firm’s turnover has now reached £1.52bn, its net profit has, however, dipped to £685m from £688m. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) stood flat at […]

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Pinsents’ PEP falls for second consecutive year

Despite global turnover rising by four per cent over the last 12 months, profit per equity partner (PEP) at Pinsent Masons has dropped for the second year in a row. With a reduction of almost 12 per cent, Pinsents’ PEP dropped from £620,000 to £546,000 for the last financial year, representing yet another blow following last […]

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Therium and Lloyds’ investors face costs bill in ongoing HBOS saga

Thousands of Lloyds shareholders have been issued with a significant costs order alongside Therium after losing their High Court battle over Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS). After previously embarking on a class action against Lloyds, both the claimants and third-party funder have been told to pay costs in a ruling by Sir Alastair Norris that […]

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