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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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Judges removed from office for watching porn

Four judges have left office after an investigation into allegations that they watched pornographic material on judicial IT equipment in their offices. District Judge Timothy Bowles, immigration Judge Warren Grant, and Deputy District Judge and Recorder Peter Bullock were removed from office by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice.  The fourth judge, Recorder […]

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KWM and Pinsent Masons win spots on UK Payments’ first panel

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Pinsent Masons have been appointed to UK Payments Administration’s first formal panel. The two firms have been appointed this week for an initial period of 12 months as the first formal panel line-up for the industry body, which is the service company providing people, facilities and expertise to the […]

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Responding to the enforcers: How regulatory pressure is reshaping in-house teams in the banking sector

Banking sector legal heads are continuing to realign their in-house teams following a period of intense regulatory scrutiny on the industry. Banking sector general counsel are radically overhauling their in-house teams in the wake of record regulatory enforcement-related fines, this week’s banking special report has revealed. According to the CCP Research Foundation, the global banking […]

Chambers & Partners Global gives Conyers top ranking

Conyers Dill & Pearman has once again been placed in Band 1 of the offshore global-wide category in the annual Chambers & Partners rankings for 2015.  In addition, all of the firm’s offices, either as a practice group or lawyer, have achieved notable status across its jurisdictions. Band 1 • Global-wide offshore• Bermuda corporate and dispute resolution• […]

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