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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 bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings The bar is fast splintering into three distinct groups, with the UK’s top commercial sets pulling away from their personal injury, employment and criminal counterparts. Chambers are far from immune to the changes coursing through the legal market. The Jackson […]

Dentons’ African ambitions stumble as Bugingo quits

Dentons and its legacy practices have arguably been a pioneer into the African continent, opening an office in Cairo half a century ago and since developing one of the largest networks of local firms. One of the key figures behind the firm’s efforts in the past 15 years has been Paul Bugingo, described on Dentons’ […]

DLA Piper advises Peter Holmes à Court on the sale of his share in Rabbitohs

DLA Piper has advised Peter Holmes à Court, co-owner of the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club (the Rabbitohs), on the sale of his 37.5 per cent share in the Rabbitohs to a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH). The chairman of CPH is James Packer, who also chairs Crown Resorts. As […]

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General Motors GC to stand down

General Motors general counsel Michael Millikin is to retire next year after 37 years at the company and five years at the helm of the auto giant’s legal team. The company announced it would immediately begin an external search for Millikin’s replacement and he is set to remain in place until his successor is found. […]

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CVC turns to Freshfields for €700m Paroc acquisition

CVC has turned to long-standing adviser Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has for its €700m (£551m) acquisition of Helsinki-based Paroc. Corporate partner Tim Wilmot led the magic circle team advising the private equity house alongside senior associate Charles Hayes while Paroc turned to Macfarlanes corporate M&A partners Stephen Drewitt and Howard Corney. Paroc is the leading producer […]

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