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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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Raising finance is critical to the future success of any organisation — it allows it to thrive and grow, or simply to survive. Our national banking and finance team advises clients on a range of financing transactions across a wide variety of sectors, often with a multi-jurisdictional element. Acting for borrowers, lenders and investors means […]

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Hot 100: Adrienne Seaman, CME Group

Adrienne Seaman (scroll down for video interview) had a busy 2012 as Emea associate general counsel for CME Group, the global derivatives and futures exchange. The group submitted an application to the FSA to launch a London-based derivatives exchange, with Seaman leading the in-house advice. The licence application came as part of the company’s growth […]

International corporate rescue: intellectual property licenses and US bankruptcy law

Intellectual property assets have characteristics that set them apart from other classes of assets. An important question is how the owner’s right to control the intellectual property and the licensee’s right to exploit it are treated in bankruptcy. This question becomes even more complicated when the license and the bankruptcy are international in scope. Click […]

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Hot 100: Stephen Parkinson, Kingsley Napley

As head of criminal litigation at Kingsley Napley, Stephen Parkinson’s (scroll down for video interview) prior case list reads like a who’s who of modern UK political affairs. He has represented three former prime ministers: Margaret Thatcher and John Major during the BSE Inquiry and Tony Blair and the rest of No 10 during the […]

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Hot 100: Ingrid Simler QC, Devereux Chambers

In 2013 Devereux Chambers’ Ingrid Simler QC (scroll down for video interview) will take on HM Revenue & Customs when she examines the tax authority’s relationship with Goldman Sachs. It isn’t Simler’s first step into the limelight. Last year she represented Haringey Council, which had sacked director of children’s services Sharon Shoosmith, in the wake […]

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