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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.



Salans partners to double capital contributions when Dentons merger goes live

Salans partners in London are being asked to contribute 50 per cent of their previous year’s remuneration as capital when the firm merges with SNR Denton and Canada’s Fraser Milner Casgrain in the coming months. The combined firm’s UK arm will take on SNR Denton’s capital structure, which requires lawyers to put half of their […]


Catastrophe averted as Hunter the cat returns to Inner Temple

A popular member of the Inner Temple who went missing has returned safe and sound. Panic had started to spread through the Inner Temple Gardens after Hunter the cat disappeared over the weekend. Fraught assistant gardener Nanette Hudson issued a plea yesterday morning when the feline did not show up for breakfast. The worried guardian […]


Forster Dean CEO slams MoJ as firm makes 13 redundant

Forster Dean has confirmed that more than a dozen lawyers and staff have left the firm following a redundancy consultation. The two-week process concluded with the voluntary redundancy of nine solicitors and one legal executive and the compulsory redundancy of one solicitor, one fee-earner and one non-fee earning role (11 January 2013). The high sreet […]


Luxembourg’s Wildgen adds managing partner role

Luxembourg firm Wildgen has elected litigation head Pierre Metzler as its first managing partner. Metzler was elected to the role with the mandate to drive the firm’s growth and lead its future strategic direction. The seven Wildgen partners have up to now made strategic decisions as a group. Metzler said the business was now growing […]

Serbian banking sector and sovereign debt prospects for 2013

While 2012 was marked by parliamentary elections and the formation of the new government in July, the financial markets in Serbia seem likely to offer investors some very interesting opportunities in 2013. In the banking sector, a number of state-owned banks are up for sale (such as Privredna banka Beograd), while some foreign banks are […]

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