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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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US firms stake City future on organic growth

US firms in London are ramping up their trainee schemes as the lateral recruitment market in the City begins to run dry. Shearman & Sterling has boosted its trainee intake by 80 per cent, from 10 in 2006 to 18 in 2007, while rival US firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton plans to increase its […]

How do I build a future in IP?

I’m a 2 year PQE IP associate at a nice firm but I feel like I am kind of going nowhere and am worried that I may be sidelined as the firm is focusing on corporate and finance. Question: I’m a 2 year PQE IP associate at a nice firm but I feel like I […]

Olswang hikes real estate with Speechly capture

Olswang is continuing its real estate expansion by boosting its planning and regeneration practice with a new head of planning recruited from Speechly Bircham. Richard Keczkes will join Olswang on 1 November, replacing associate and head of planning Alison Askwith, who will remain at Olswang as part of a larger team that will include two […]

Norton Rose cements easyJet links with BA takeover

Norton Rose has consolidated its position as corporate adviser for budget-airline easyJet in its £103.5m purchase of British Airways (BA) franchisee GB Airways. Norton Rose has traditionally been easyJet’s corporate adviser and has remained in this position despite being only one of 10 firms appointed to Easyjet’s legal panel in July 2007. The panel also […]

Berryman staff to benefit from new three-pronged training programme

Berryman is revamping its training programme and aims to sell itself on a renewed reputation for training its lawyers and staff. The firm is introducing a three-pronged strategy that comprises a training programme for non-legal staff, a career development programme for qualified lawyers and a new regime for trainees, who will now be required to […]

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