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What does it take to run a successful senior living operation?

In this on-demand webinar, Dominic Morris is joined by Phil Schmid, Julia Ashley, Nick Edwards, Tom Lord and Andrew Brown discussing what it takes to run a best of class retirement community. The panel looks at the resident experience, the growing use of technology in meeting residents’ needs and how the sector is embracing the ESG challenge.


Shoosmiths overcomes Livingstone’s Thames desalination plant objections

Shoosmiths has defeated London Mayor Ken Livingstone in a landmark planning inquiry to build the UK’s first large-scale desalination plant. The £200m Thames Water scheme at Beckton in Essex will use an energy-intensive process to remove salt from the tidal section of the Thames. The process will provide enough clean water for roughly one million […]

Pinsents improves public sector standing with Govt IT instruction

The outsourcing team at Pinsent Masons has raised its public sector profile by advising the Cabinet Office on a framework contract for sharing IT services. The firm was picked through a competitive tender process against firms on the Government’s legacy L-Cat panel. Other firms on the panel include CMS Cameron McKenna and Field Fisher Waterhouse. […]

Stonewall applauds TfL, JPMorgan diversity plans

Gay rights advocacy group Stonewall praised the legal departments of JPMorgan and Transport for London (TfL) for their dedication to diversity at its Diversity Champion Seminar last month (25 July). Both organisations were applauded for their well-structured and implemented diversity policies. The Stonewall seminar focused on the standard of supplier diversity and how this is […]

CC says: free willies

Clifford Chance‘s global head of corporate Peter Charlton did his bit for Anglo-Sino relations recently when he volunteered to give a team of Chinese lawyers a guided tour of the magic circle firm’s Canary Wharf headquarters. According to the genial Geordie, the swimming pool was free for all of them to use. And if they […]

Eversheds, McGrigors in courting action

There’s still no sign of the much rumoured merger between Eversheds and McGrigors, but those pesky gossip-mongers refuse to go away. Top of the steamies (ask a Scot) north of the border is still the belief that the two heavyweight UK firms are looking for a tie-up, although, as The Lawyer reported earlier this year […]

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