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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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London

Bakers’ new London head puts lawyers ‘in clients’ shoes’ for first term

Baker & McKenzie’s London office will target emerging markets, global compliance and fixed-fee deals under a plan unveiled last week by new City managing partner Paul Rawlinson. The successor to high-profile former managing partner Gary Senior kicked off his first term as head of Bakers’ London office by unveiling his plans for an over-hauled method […]

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A rich new vein of complexity

Offshore employment regulations are in for a shake-up, so make sure your employer clients are up to speed The Government has published its consultation document on the use of offshore employment intermediaries and it has significant implications for employers that use such structures. The draft legislation was published on 30 May this year and the […]

Shanghai

Vinson & Elkins to close Shanghai office

Vinson & Elkins has confirmed plans to close its Shanghai office in a bid to consolidate its China practice to focus on state-owned energy companies. The firm said it would close the office after the management committee voted in favour of the plan. The firm will now have two bases in the region in Beijing […]

InTechnology hires Irwin Mitchell head of operations Gary Thomas

InTechnology, which provides managed data and hosting services to a national portfolio of law firms, has appointed Gary Thomas as its new Client Account Manager. Gary, who has over 20 years’ IT experience mainly within the legal sector, joins the company from Irwin Mitchell where he was Head of IT Operations. Here, he had both […]

Linklaters

G4S calls in Linklaters on potential SFO probe

Linklaters is advising G4S on a potential Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the private security company. Government ministers today said they were considering calling in the SFO to investigate after the company and rival Serco overcharged the government by tens of millions for a range of services including electronic tagging contracts for offenders. Linklaters […]

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