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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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The Englishman’s castle in the 21st century

The coalition government’s proposals to change the law to allow occupiers to use greater force to defend their homes constitutes a crude and unnecessary amendment to the law as it currently stands, says Edward Jones Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has today announced plans to change the law in order to allow occupiers to use disproportionate […]

Finland’s Roschier ties up with IP firm

Finnish firm Roschier has launched a brands team through a merger with IP outfit Benjon. Benjon brings a team of seven IP lawyers and professionals, plus paralegals, IP assistants and support staff, to Roschier. Roschier already has a sizeable IP team, which was recently bolstered by the appointment of Astra Zeneca in-house counsel Håkan Sterner. […]

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Walkers loses funds duo to Appleby

Appleby has hired two funds partners from offshore rival Walkers, six months after Walkers lost a 10-lawyer funds team to Maples and Calder. Ian Gobin has joined Appleby’s Guernsey office and Deborah Poole is to join Appleby’s London office in May next year. Poole helped found Appleby’s City presence in 2002 before moving to Walkers […]

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Slogging on

The time of your life? It’s not likely to be at work Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) lawyers Jonathan Brenner and Simon Harper, the brains behind locum business Lawyers on Demand, put on a free event last week at BLP’s London Bridge offices, designed to help lawyers manage their lives. Life With Law, it was called. […]

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Field Fisher says sayonara to salaried partners

Anything DLA Piper or Olswang can do, Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) can do at least as well. That’s the gist of the London firm’s streamlining of its equity structure. Field Fisher has now ditched its former structure of three classes of partner – full equity, fixed share and salaried – in favour of a distinctly […]

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