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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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Stonewall top 100: Clifford Chance debuts as Pinsents holds first place

A total of 12 firms, including new entrants Clifford Chance, Dentons, DWF and Reed Smith, feature in equality charity Stonewall’s annual top 100 gay-friendly employers’ list. Clifford Chance is the highest new entry on the list, breaking straight into the top 10. Pinsent Masons is this year’s top-ranked law firm in fifth, up from joint […]

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Paul Weiss sees 7 per cent spike in global revenue

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has revealed its global revenue rose by 7.1 per cent over 2014 from $1.04bn in 2014 to $1.1bn. The firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) also jumped from $3.8m to $4.1m, in a 6.4 per cent increase that has seen Paul Weiss’ PEP surpass the $4m barrier for […]

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Weil Gotshal strengthens Bridgepoint ties in Polish deal

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office is building on its relationship with private equity house Bridgepoint, working with its Polish counterparts on the acquisition of retailer Smyk. The transaction concerns Bridgepoint’s €247m (£188m) acquisition of children’s clothes and toys retailer Smyk from Warsaw stock-exchange listed Empik Media & Fashion, represented by Clifford Chance. Weil Gotshal corporate partner […]

Hot 100 alumni: Mark Harper, Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Former Withers partner Mark Harper made his mark in the family arena back in 2007, acting on the largest-ever settlement in the family courts as well as the divorce of Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone. But since then, it’s all been Russian and relocation cases. The Ecclestone case was in fact just as dramatic behind […]

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