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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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Eversheds to cull 166 jobs across the UK and Asia as new strategy takes hold

Up to 166 jobs are at risk across Eversheds’ UK and Asia offices, with the firm’s Copenhagen office set to disappear altogether, as the firm seeks to realign itself under its new strategy. According to the firm, 82 lawyers and 84 non-lawyers are at risk of losing their jobs following the announcement of the redundancy […]

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Post-merger Dentons to put off integrating profit pools for indefinite period

Soon-to-be merged Dentons is set to delay indefinitely the integration of partners into geographically defined profit pools following the union of Salans, SNR Denton and Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC). The firms are understood to be working towards a 1 March global launch date for the overall Dentons firm, but the transfer of partners into the […]

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Debevoise’s Mary Jo White picked by Obama to head the SEC

The head of Debevoise & Plimpton’s litigation practice Mary Jo White is expected to be named by President Barack Obama today as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The news is not yet official and Debevoise is currently making no comment, but White House sources said today that Obama would announce […]

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Half of partners think they’re underpaid, BDO study finds

Almost half of law firm partners think they should be paid more than they are currently, a survey on partner pay and performance by BDO has found. Among the key findings in the BDO research, which looked at a range of issues including how remuneration and bonuses are divided up and whether firms’ rewards mechanisms […]

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Recorder removed for “bringing judiciary into disrepute”

A recorder and criminal silk has been removed from judicial office for practising without a certificate. Peter Joyce QC, a member of Nottingham set 1 High Pavement, was found guilty of professional misconduct by a Inns of Court disciplinary tribunal. He failed to inform the Lord Chief Justice that he had practised as a barrister […]

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