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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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Real-estate and construction law

We accompany clients throughout the life of a real-estate project, helping them set up adequate SPV structures, obtain requisite permits, structure financing, conduct legal due diligence of properties and draft relevant transaction documentation. We have also developed significant experience in construction disputes, including those that are FIDIC related. Our expertise covers commercial and residential developments, […]

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US energy giant Sutherland launches in London with boutique merger

Atlanta and Washington DC-based US firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is entering the UK market through a merger with London commodities boutique Arbis. The combination of Sutherland and Arbis will go live today (Tuesday) as the US firm becomes the latest practice to target the energy and commodities market. Arbis will rebrand as Arbis Sutherland […]

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Crime solicitors push to sack Law Society leadership over legal aid cuts

Criminal law solicitors are aiming to sack the Law Society leadership by drumming up a petition for a second special general meeting (SGM) of the professional body. The campaign is led by Liverpool-based James Parry, who claims that the society’s president, Nicholas Fluck, and chief executive, Des Hudson, “are not fit and proper persons to […]

Wragge & Co set to advise Birmingham City Council on NEC Group sale

Wragge & Co has been appointed to advise Birmingham City Council (BCC) on the sale of the NEC Group, which owns venues including the NEC, the ICC and the NIA. Sale preparations are currently being finalised and interested parties are invited to participate in a pre-qualification process. BCC instructed Wragge & Co following a competitive […]

Real Estate Gazette: special edition — sustainability

In the current economic climate, it is by no means unusual, or necessarily unhealthy, for a business to obtain short-term funding by making use of an overdraft facility. However, according to many environmental campaigners, we are operating in the red in a far more important sense — humanity is overspending on nature’s budget. The Earth […]

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