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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.


A&O hires public prosecutor as New York partner

Allen & Overy (A&O) has ramped up its New York presence by hiring a Manhattan public prosecutor as a litigation partner. David Esseks will join the magic circle firm as a partner from the Southern District of New York’s US Attorney’s Office, where he headed up the securities fraud unit. As an assistant US attorney, […]

Magister continues high-profile hiring spree

Ukrainian independent firm Magister & Partners has secured its second big-name hire in as many weeks, appointing leading academic Sergey Karaganov as a senior adviser. Karaganov’s appointment comes just two weeks after Jason Bruzdzinski joined the firm as chief operating officer from US-funded think-tank Mitre Corporation. Karaganov specialises in Russian foreign and defence policies, as […]

Bridge Capital hands Olswang Czech deal

Olswang has advised new client Czech Property Investment (CPI) on a Eu89m (£62m) hypermarket portfolio refinancing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Olswang clinched the instruction through the deal manager, Bridge Capital Partners, which it previously assisted with a German deal. The Thames Valley office advised on all aspects of English law and was led […]

Camerons lands A&O pair to boost Moscow banking team

CMS Cameron McKenna has looked within the ranks of the magic circle to boost its Moscow office after Clifford Chance raided it for two key partners this summer. Camerons’ Moscow operation is taking two Allen & Overy (A&O) senior associates, making up one to partner on arrival. Grant Williams will be a banking and international […]

Hempsons lures Bevan employment ace

Healthcare specialist Hempsons has boosted its employment practice with the appointment of Bevan Brittan‘s head of health and public sector employment. Jean Sapeta will spearhead growth of the employment team. Hempsons said she would focus specifically on its specialist healthcare practice, which currently provides advice to 130 NHS organisations, as well as GPs and dentists. […]

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