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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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Two peas in a pod? A closer look at Travers and Macfarlanes

Is there any difference between Travers and Macfarlanes? Travers Smith and Macfarlanes. Macfarlanes and Travers Smith. The two City firms are often thrown haphazardly into the same bucket labelled ’private equity strengths, conservative management approach and international outlook’.  It’s fair to say that the two firms do have their similarities. Both are historically known as […]

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Ashurst latest to set diversity targets in bid to improve gender representation

Ashurst is aiming to ensure that 40 per cent of all partner promotions are female by 2018 as well as handing a quarter of management positions to women in a radical overhaul of the firm’s diversity policy. The gender targets were set at the firm’s first board meeting since its full financial merger with Blake […]

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The Lawyer Management Q&A: Flint Bishop

Carl Weston has been head of marketing at Derby firm Flint Bishop since 2006 What’s your advice for anyone wanting to go into the industry?   If you want to go into marketing you need a thick skin. If you want to get in legal marketing, you need to be armour platted. That might sound […]

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