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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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Playing it Cooley: the Californian firm eyes a London launch in 2015

Cooley is certainly taking its time when it comes to setting up shop in the UK. Back in February, its CEO Joe Conroy told The Lawyer that the firm had “ratcheted up” its strategy to launch in London (11 February 2014). Come the summer, rumours were buzzing around the City that its opening was imminent […]

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Ivory Coast Bar vows to pursue Orrick for ‘breaching’ bar rules

The Ivory Coast Bar Association has opened proceedings against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe following the firm’s launch of an affiliated office in the country, with plans to go to court if necessary. In the wake of Orrick’s launch in the Ivory Coast last month through the opening of affiliated Orrick RCI (20 October 2014), the […]

Gunther Meyer set to lead Eversheds’ intellectual property practice in Belgium

Eversheds has strengthened its international intellectual property (IP) and life sciences offering with the hire of partner Gunther Meyer, who has joined the firm to lead its IP practice in Belgium. He joins from Benelux law firm Stibbe. A specialist in IP rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, know-how protection and pharmaceutical law, Meyer’s expertise lies in […]

Metro Bank seeks top 10 for lending and securities panel

Challenger high street banking chain Metro Bank has kicked off a panel review, which seeks to appoint just 10 lending and securities panel advisers by the end of the year. Despite the bank’s general counsel Sally-Ann James playing her cards close to her chest while the review is in progress, Eversheds and Hill Dickinson have already […]

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