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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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Weil Gotshal restructuring partner joins Dechert

The head of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ City restructuring practice is leaving the firm for Dechert. London partner Adam Plainer is departing after a decade. Plainer joined Weil from Jones Day in 2010. At the time, he had been given the remit of building up the practice when it comes to work across distressed M&A and […]

British Business Bank scoops longtime Government lawyer as new GC

The British Business Bank has found its next general counsel from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Government-owned bank will see former MHRA head of legal Elizabeth O’Neill become general counsel and company secretary from 15 February. Her career so far has spanned a number of roles at the intersection of public […]

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King & Spalding’s City figures lag behind global growth

King & Spalding has posted double-digit growth in its global revenue, but UK revenue was down by almost 3 per cent in 2020. The firm’s global revenue increased by 14.3 per cent, from $1.3bn to 1.5bn. However, its London revenue dipped 2.7 per cent, from $55.7m to $54.3m. Profit was up by 25 per cent, […]

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MoFo concludes London redundancy consultation

Morrison & Foerster has completed a redundancy process in its London office, after cutting its US business services workforce by 4 per cent in the last few weeks. The firm has cut four roles in its City outpost, mostly pertaining to support staff. A total of 34 roles were lost in the US. A spokesperson […]

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