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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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Mayer Brown strengthens Corporate and Securities

Mayer Brown has announced that William T Heller IV and Harry R Beaudry have joined the firm as partners in its Corporate and Securities practice in Houston. Previously, Heller and Beaudry were partners at Thompson & Knight. Heller represents clients in corporate and securities law matters, with a focus on the energy industry, including oilfield […]

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Five rules of the insolvency game

As the high street suffers, lawyers pick up mandates from administrators January is proving particularly torrid for companies in trouble and December was almost as bad for the UK high street. But the past two and a half months have also confirmed a few principles about the insolvency game for lawyers. Principle one: if the […]

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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  

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City solicitor wins key data roaming case against T-Mobile

A City litigator has won back nearly £600 in data roaming charges incurred on holiday in Australia after successfully fighting T-Mobile over her new mobile phone contract. Angela Walsh, a solicitor at City firm Abrahams Dresden, called T-Mobile (now Everything Everywhere) in late 2010 to cancel her contract. Instead she was persuaded to accept a […]

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FSCS adds former A&O and Aegon lawyers to board

Former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Charles McKenna and former Aegon UK general counsel Marian Glen have been unveiled as new non-executive directors on the board of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). McKenna, a corporate partner at A&O for 22 years, and Glen, legal head of insurer Aegon’s UK arm from 2009 to 2011, […]

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