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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.



DLA Piper breaks new ground all round

It’s been DLA Piper’s week. First it overhauls its global management team, then it spreads its already considerable wings to set foot in Canada for the first time. The latter move, first hinted at three years ago by DLA Piper’s former global chairman Frank Burch, is the result of the world’s largest law firm coming […]

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Ogier fiduciary partners complete £180m MBO of business

Offshore firm Ogier has sold its fiduciary business in a management buy-out backed by private equity company Electra Partners, which values the business at £180m. The sale, which completed on Saturday (1 February), sees a split between the law firm and the fiduciary business in the latest development of the complex relationships between offshore firms […]


All clear on M&A deals front

Two years after the Takeover Code transparency rejig, we ask if firms are feeling the benefit, and comb through recent M&A fees In September 2013 M&A lawyers sailed past a significant marker – it was precisely two years since the disclosure rules in the City Code on Takeover and Mergers (known as the Takeover Code) […]

Gateley team advises on Reader Offers management buyout

A cross-discipline team from Gateley has advised management on its recent buyout of cruise specialist Reader Offers. The team advising on the deal was led by corporate partner Chris Reed and banking associate James Dyson, assisted by corporate solicitor Anna Crichton and trainee solicitor Harriet Eales. The management buyout forms part of Reader Offers’ ongoing […]

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Four barristers quit Outer Temple for Serjeants’ Inn

Serjeants’ Inn has snared a team of four barristers from rival set Outer Temple Chambers.  The addition of members David Morris, Anthony Haycroft, Alan Jenkins and Charles Foster follows that of Caroline Hallissey, who also joined the set from Outer Temple in September.  The four barristers first joined OUter Temple as a team from 6 Pump […]

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