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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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Jones Day is to shut its doors in Moscow, The Lawyer understands, after setting up in Russia 16 years ago. The decision means the US firm will no longer have a fixed presence in the country, with the closure expected later this year. Jones Day initially entered the Russian legal market back in 2003, with a total […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers counsel at centre of landmark ruling

By Ramby de Mello Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers represented parents who have been fighting for the right to protest against LGBT equality teaching in a Birmingham primary school. Ramby de Mello represented Shakeel Afsar, his sister Rosina Afsar and Amir Ahmed who contested the need for an injunction to restrict street protests around Anderton […]

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US heavyweights advise on eBay’s $4bn disposal of StubHub

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are the three firms leading on eBay’s sale of StubHub to Viagogo. Wachtell advised eBay, owner of the online ticket exchange company StubHub since 2007, led by corporate partners Daniel Neff, Karessa Cain and Raaj Narayan. The team also included […]

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Finance lawyers dominate in FTSE350 in-house teams

Almost half of all the lawyers at the companies in the current FTSE350 that have a UK-based in-house legal team work in the banking and finance sector, The Lawyer can reveal. According to data compiled for the new FTSE350 report, 40 per cent of the lawyers tracked at in-house teams in the UK work for […]

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Ince snares Deloitte ABS architect for new consulting arm

The Ince Group — the latest branding reincarnation of merged firm Ince Gordon Dadds–  has recruited talent from Deloitte to spearhead the development of a new consulting business line, while also revealing its half-year results. Ince has brought in forensic lawyer Mark Tantam, who was interim managing partner of Deloitte Legal and prepared the ground […]

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