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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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Noerr hits turnover high of €191m with 12 per cent growth

German firm Noerr has reported market-beating turnover growth for 2013, with revenues rising from €170m in 2012 to €190.8m (£159m) last year. The 12.3 per cent increase follows a 7 per cent rise in turnover last year (13 March 2013). The firm’s German offices performed most strongly, with domestic revenue increasing by 15.2 per cent […]

Conyers advises ADCM on Cayman-domiciled real-estate acquisition vehicle

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Abu Dhabi Capital Management (ADCM) on the formation and certain legal documentation of a Cayman domiciled real-estate acquisition vehicle that acquired 1 Palace Street, a Grade II-listed former hotel building located close to Buckingham Gate in London. The building comprises 245,000ft² of development space, which will produce 78 luxury […]

Allen & Overy advises on development of A11 highway in Belgium

Allen & Overy has advised the Flemish Region and PMV/Via-Invest Vlaanderen NV, an investment vehicle of the Flemish Region, on the development of the A11 highway in Belgium. The project is the first Belgian public-private partnership (PPP) to be wholly financed by means of a project bond and the first greenfield project (one that involves […]

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Ogier pilots paralegal scheme to nurture new talent

Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer. For the first time this year the firm has recruited half a dozen paralegals on a 12-month fixed-term contract, with an eye to offering them training contracts should they prove suitable candidates. One of the […]

David Mason QC and Saleema Mahmood of No5 Chambers defend in terrorism case

David Mason QC and Saleema Mahmood of No5 Chambers have defended in a terrorism case that involved Ian Forman, 42, Birkenhead, being charged with engaging in the conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts on or before 6 June. Forman is accused of possessing potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal and making and testing improvised explosive devices. […]

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