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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.


Legal Services Bill passes final hurdle

The House of Lords yesterday approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The House of Lords yesterday (25 October) approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The […]

OFT raids Freshfields to fill merger director post

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has looked to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for its new director of mergers. The regulator has taken on Freshfields senior associate Alastair Mordaunt for the role, which involves leading on casework delivery and management of all the UK mergers that are notified to the OFT. Mordaunt told The Lawyer: “While […]

Lovells doubles office space in Singapore for corporate offensive

Lovells is expanding its Singapore offering by developing its corporate practice after taking extra floor space to accommodate the growth. The firm is doubling its office space in Singapore’s UOB Plaza. “There’s been huge growth in the office in our banking and projects practices and we’re now keen to add a corporate offer-ing,” said Lovells […]

Which? campaigns star moves to Cohen Milstein

Class action law firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll has snapped up campaigns star Ingrid Gubbay from consumer association Which?. Gubbay will be joining the US law firm as a consultant in its London office, which was launched in May. “Cohen Milstein is the UK’s first claimant firm and is free of conflict,” said Gubbay. […]

Fujitsu raid spearheads HP’s four-lawyer swoop

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has boosted its UK in-house team with the hire of four new lawyers, poaching outsourcing specialist Andrew Howe from rival Fujitsu Services in the process. Howe was an IT outsourcing lawyer in Fujitsu’s UK public sector business unit. He will join the Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) legal team at outsourcing arm […]

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