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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.


Compliance boss from Bakers is one of the ‘top 100 women in Investigations’

As part of International Women’s Day Global Investigations Review named Mini vandePol, Baker & McKenzie’s global head of compliance among its 100 female lawyers to watch in its ‘Women in Investigations’ list.  The industry ranking recognises established women in various disciplines across the field of global investigations, such as lawyers, barristers, in-house counsel and forensic […]


Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide. The planned Luxembourg office is aimed at supporting the firm’s work with the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), which will be based in the jurisdiction, as well as litigation before […]

Hong Kong

Lewis Silkin opens first international office in Hong Kong

Lewis Silkin has announced that it has opened its first international office, in Hong Kong, to support its clients’ employment and global mobility issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The office will be based within Hong Kong’s Universal Trade Centre and will be headed up by immigration and global mobility partner Antonia Grant. Managing partner Ian […]

China-Malawi Business Forum held at King & Capital

In March the China-Malawi Business Forum was held at King & Capital It mainly covered the areas of mining, agriculture, food production, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure construction and tourism. All attendees conducted group discussions and project-matching, and entrepreneurs from China and Malawi  reached several substantive project co-operation agreements.

Richard Kelly (index)

Moves: 27 April 2015

Move of the week US firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel has hired its first UK-qualified lawyer in London. Richard Kelly, who is a former partner at Shearman & Sterling, joined the firm to head its litigation practice following the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s grant to operate as an ABS in March 2015. Kelly was a partner […]

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