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DLA Piper has been instructed by UBS to try to evict protestors who have taken up residence in a City office building owned by the Swiss bank. Protestors from the Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) camp, who have been demonstrating outside St Paul’s Cathedral for over a month, moved into the empty UBS building on […]

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Firms will enjoy incredible benefits from diversity programmes if they give them the hammer-and-tongs treatment, says Jonathan Bond There are a number of compelling reasons why law firms have developed coherent diversity strategies in recent years. These include research that shows that a diverse work group produces a superior product; the war for talent that […]

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