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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.


The Smith Partnership

For Derby-based Smith Partnership, no job is too big or too small The Smith Partnership, with its headquarters in Derby, expects only a minimal rise in turnover while it makes the transition from criminal to commercial law. The year ending December 2001 saw a turnover of £7m and the year ahead is forecast at £7.5m. […]

Minters hires Mallesons employment partner

Australian firm Minter Ellison has taken on employment partner Bruno Di Girolami from the Perth office of rival firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques Di Girolami will head Minters HR and Industrial Relations team in Perth. Di Girolami covers industrial relations, employment law, equal opportunities, and occupational health and safety. He has worked in the mining, oil […]

Vinge starts project to attract minorities

Swedish law firm Vinge has embarked on a three-year corporate social responsibility project in the hope of inspiring more ethnic minorities to attend law school The project, ‘Working Life on Equal Terms – A Diversity Project’, will focus on targeting schools in the suburban areas of Tensta, Farsta and Skarholmen in Malmo, with Vinge lawyers […]

Valley of the dole

The reverberations of the technology crash are still being felt today, not least by those law firms servicing the industry in Silicon Valley. Kathryn Hobbs reports on the ultimate losses – jobs When Brobeck Phleger & Harrison announced its third round associate redundancies earlier in the month, the shockwaves were still felt across Silicon Valley. […]

PR Clifford guns for lawyer after lapdancing scandal

PR Max Clifford has initiated legal proceedings against a solicitor from West End firm Jeffrey Green Russell As revealed in The Lawyer two weeks ago, Clifford is furious at the solicitor for negotiating a confidentiality contract between a lapdancer and his client Bryan Mcfadden of Westlife, and then acting for her in the sale of […]

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