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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.



Risk management – Secrets and clients

Banking and finance clients are in the crosshairs of the cyber criminals, and they are relying on law firms to keep their data safe. What do you see as the key challenges in risk management facing clients in the banking and finance sector? Don Randall, senior consultant, Bivonas Law: Keeping up with advances in technology. […]


Pearson GC Tellmann: UK will be first in panel review

Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann has confirmed that the publishing giant plans to launch a UK panel before one in the US this year, after extending the deadline for a final line-up to the summer. Earlier this year, The Lawyer reported exclusively on Pearson’s intention to launch an initial legal panel, following Tellmann’s redesign of […]


Australia’s Minter Ellison boosts Perth disputes team with Lavan Legal hire

Australian firm Minter Ellison has taken on a Lavan Legal partner to head its Perth-based disputes practice with the expectation of growing its focus on Asian arbitration work. Kevin Stewart was at Perth-based Lavan Legal for almost three years prior to joining Minter Ellison, having started his career at Perth firm Pullinger Readhead Stewart. His […]

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