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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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Don't forget the public LPCs

We read with interest your special report on the Legal Practice Course (LPC). We fully support much of what was said in the article and commend your efforts to stimulate the debate. However, we are concerned that the article quoted, and concentrated, on the two private providers of the LPC and failed to refer, except […]

C4 International hires first-ever head of legal

Channel 4 International (C4I) has created its first-ever legal department following major internal restructuring. The new head of legal is Ceetah Grieves, who has been appointed to the position of manager of business affairs. She will be solely responsible for overseeing all of C4I’s legal activities. C4I is responsible for managing the programme assets and […]

City snubs scheme for women

Cherie Booth QC’s Opportunity Now charter for women is being snubbed by City law firms. While most of Britain’s major companies have signed up to the Opportunity Now charter, including the five big accountancy firms, not one City law firm has done so. Opportunity Now has approached several major law firms. They all refused to […]

In brief: Denton Hall

Denton Hall has won a large-scale commercial criminal fraud case against the Serious Fraud Office in the first acquittal against the body since the Maxwell case. John Rosenheim, litigation partner at Denton Hall, led a team of three through a 46 day trial representing a company director accused of defrauding creditors of £9.5m.

Slaughters, Herbert Smith and Simmons eye Tokyo

Slaughter and May, Herbert Smith and Simmons & Simmons are all understood to be looking at establishing a presence in Japan. UK and US lawyers based in Tokyo say the market is booming, creating a great deal of interest from other international firms. According to sources, the three City firms are planning to open up […]

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