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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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A&O breaks magic circle financials silence with modest growth

Allen & Overy’s revenue increased by 4 per cent to £1.69bn over 2019/20, though the firm anticipates tough market conditions ahead. A&O is one of the first City firms, and the first among the magic circle, to post its financials this year, as others cautiously hold back. The results are for the financial year to […]

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SRA closes investigation into former Quinn partner Mark Hastings

The SRA has said it will take no further action against Mark Hastings, the partner dismissed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in May 2018, after allegations of inappropriate behaviour were made against him. Hastings spent two years at Quinn’s London office, where his appointment was initially touted as a major coup for the firm. The […]

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SFO to launch internal review after judge criticises chief

Despite two successful convictions in the Unaoil bribery case, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will now conduct an internal review after its head Lisa Osofsky was criticised by the judge over dealings with an intermediary. In a ruling made public on Monday, Judge Martin Beddoe rebuked Osofsky for making herself vulnerable to flattery during the […]

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