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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.


SJ Berwin’s debt rose by over 300 per cent in last financial year, LLPs reveal

SJ Berwin’s net debt rose by 321 per cent between 2010/11 and 2011/12 on the back of a large tax bill caused by rising profitability. The firm’s LLP accounts, filed at Companies House on Tuesday (22 January), show that the firm’s net debt rose from £1.9m in 2010/11 to £8m in 2011/12, while debt due […]

Continental focus

With the New Year comes partner promotion season, and the names of the lucky lawyers chosen to rise up the ranks are flooding into our inboxes from across Europe. Most firms have made up one or two lawyers, with litigation a popular practice area for promotion by many. But UK firm Osborne Clarke has demonstrated […]

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Video: The importance of international law to future top lawyers

Lawyer 2B webcasts powered by The College of Law Expert panelists include: Christian Metcalfe, Editor — Lawyer 2B Martin Smith, Head of Business Development (International Student Recruitment) — The College of Law Aster Crawshaw, Corporate Partner — Addleshaw Goddard Söla Paterson-Marke, NQ Solicitor, DLA Piper  


Irwin Mitchell regional boss linked to DLA defections

Irwin Mitchell Sheffield boss linked with luring DLA Piper defectors Irwin Mitchell’s hire of a team of senior equity partners from DLA Piper’s Manchester real estate practice had been trailed for months before it was confirmed last week. The Lawyer reported rumblings that partners were planning a move in October 2012. Sources close to the […]

The Geffen game

We all know the platinum rule of merger votes: if you’re not going to get the answer you want, don’t put it to the partners. Just ask Herbert Smith, which got snubbed when its European allies Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe ran a poll on whether to pursue a three-way merger. Enter Ashurst, which has already […]

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