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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.



Quadrant and ex-Latham Volterra win $455m Chavez nationalisation arbitration

Quadrant Chambers and Volterra Fietta client US bottle maker Owens-Illinois (OI) has been awarded more than $455m (£301m) by the Venezuelan government in a claim following Hugo Chavez’ nationalisation of a bottle plant in 2010. The sum is the fourth-largest ICSID arbitration award ever made public after payouts in the Occidental, Exxon Mobil and CSOB Slovakia […]

Eleni Polycarpou

Court fee hike will drive increase in arbitration

Higher fees are likely to drive litigants away from the court and into alternative means of resolving disputes. Issuing a claim to recover money in the English courts now costs significantly more than it used to.  The fee charged for starting proceedings in any case involving a monetary claim, whether for a specified debt or […]


US firms in London: the states of things to come

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say? Rarely has there been a time of more activity when it comes to US firms, and much of it is centred on the vibrant London market. As The […]

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