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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.


Walker Morris football tournament raises £400 for Hyde Park Boys and Girls Brigade

The Walker Morris charity football tournament recently took place, with eight teams battling it out in aid of Hyde Park Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade — Walker Morris’s nominated charity for the year. Pre-tournament favourite Asda took home the trophy and was unbeaten throughout the tournament, cruising to a victory to beat Colliers International in the […]

Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 01 June 2014

In his boxing heyday, Giacobbe ‘Jake’ LaMotta was a man of few words – and it’s an odds-on bet that ‘laches’ wasn’t one of them. The ‘Bronx Bull’ – who famously fluctuated between the middle and light heavyweight categories – was portrayed by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film as a chap who […]


QBE makes first group GC change in two decades

Insurance group QBE has turned to Australian supermarket chain Woolworths for its new group general counsel, hiring Peter Horton to succeed incumbent Duncan Ramsay who is leaving the organisation after 21 years.  Horton will join the insurance group’s Sydney headquarters on 9 June after a nine-year tenure as Woolworths GC and company secretary. He will also take […]

DLA Piper publishes seventh quarterly report to Penn State from senator George Mitchell

DLA Piper and senator George J Mitchell have announced that the senator has delivered his seventh quarterly report as the independent athletics integrity monitor under the Athletics Integrity Agreement (AIA) among the Pennsylvania State University, the National Collegiate Athletics Association, and the Big Ten Conference.  The seventh report describes Penn State’s effort during the most recent […]

Spaghetti House

Spaghetti House, London

Brecher partner Nicky Richmond goes back in time with a visit to Spaghetti House and find you get what you pay for It must have been 20 years since I’d been to a Spaghetti House. The one on Duke Street was my regular hangout, in the days when I was a lowly articled clerk. Pre-fax, […]

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