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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.


Mixed grill

Law firm interviews just go on and on, these days It is a stereotype universally acknowledged that lawyers can be a little lacking in the personality department, so it is bemusing to learn that ultra-cautious senior partners are conducting personality tests on potential hires in the pub. Yet, shock horror, candidates who believed they had […]

Kirkland partner and judge hired to tackle Fifa corruption allegations

Football’s world governing organisation Fifa has instructed Kirkland & Ellis partner Michael Garcia to investigate allegations of corruption alongside German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert. The move, which was announced at a news conference yesterday, sees the duo co-chair Fifa’s new two-chamber ethics body, with Garcia investigating corruption and Eckert leading the judicial chamber. Garcia, who has […]


Stibbe partner seeks new challenge in wake of collapse of Herbert Smith alliance

The Stibbe partner who was in charge of managing Herbert Smith’s international alliance before it disbanded in 2011 is leaving the firm to establish a boutique. Stibbe partner Olivier Clevenbergh, who was the secretary general in charge of the alliance between Herbert Smith, German firm Gleiss Lutz and Benelux firm Stibbe, told The Lawyer that […]

Andrew Lilley

Travers Smith sees PEP soar by 24 per cent at end of strong 2011-12

Travers Smith has posted a 16 per cent increase in turnover for the 2011-12 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) jumping 24 per cent despite a static equity partner count. The City firm brought in £83.8m in fees across the year, an increase on £72m in 2010-11, marking the firm’s first revenue […]

Norton Rose adds another magic circle partner with CC ship finance hire

Clifford Chance shipping finance head Simon Lew has left the firm to join Norton Rose after 16 years as a partner at the firm. The City partner, who led Clifford Chance’s shipping finance practice for the past five years, focuses on structured finance, leasing and restructuring within the shipping and offshore sectors as well as […]

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