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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.



Berezovsky costs: £35m for Skadden and £3.75m for Freshfields

Addleshaw Goddard client Boris Berezovsky has agreed to pay legal costs of £35m for his rival Roman Abramovich after losing his $5bn claim against him. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom issued a £40m bill for the work it did for Abramovich, including disbursements of £8m for former Brick Court silk Jonathan Sumption QC. Today […]

Burger & Lobster

Burger & Lobster

Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond is bang on trend with her Burger & Lobster dining experience – though at her age she quite rightly refuses to queue I’m sure you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t, where have you been? It’s bang on trend, the trend being to serve something really simple and do it […]


Ex-Dewey trainee deported in wake of firm’s collapse

A Dewey & LeBoeuf trainee in the defunct firm’s London office was forced to leave the country this summer because his visa expired, it has emerged. The trainee, an American citizen, faced deportation after failing to find another job following the US firm’s collapse earlier this year. It is understood that the trainee, whose identity […]

Doughty Street forges alliance with Dutch firm to boost civil liberties practice

Doughty Street Chambers and Dutch firm Böhler Advocaten have formed an alliance, pooling their resources on humanitarian and civil liberties work. To begin with Doughty Street and Böhler, which both specialise in human rights and civil liberties work, will focus on knowledge-sharing and networking, with barristers and lawyers combining on joint campaigns and conferences. There […]

Clifford Chance names finance partner as new Moscow head

Clifford Chance has appointed Logan Wright as managing partner of its Moscow office, succeeding Jan ter Haar, who has managed the office since 2009. Wright, a banking and finance specialist, has been elected to serve a four-year term and will be officially appointed to the role effective from 1 January 2013. Wright has practised in […]

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