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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.


Tulkinghorn: Essex ploys

When members of Essex Court Chambers decided to invest in an annexe in Singapore in 2009, it was seen as a surprise move. While the set is home to some top-notch arbitration specialists, opening an office is a brave move for those at the bar. Tulkinghorn reckons Essex Court silk David Foxton QC would have […]

Who will boss the bosses?

Executive pay is in the firing line yet again, but this time it’s the shareholders calling the shots  Like London buses, shareholder revolts take a long time to arrive, but when they do, several turn up at more or less the same time, carrying the risk of collateral damage. So it is with the […]

David Childs

Clifford Chance partners urged to share contacts for good of corporate

Clifford Chance’s management has urged partners to help boost its corporate practice by leveraging the firm’s prized banking relationships and fostering a culture of cross-referrals. Firm leaders at this month’s annual partnership conference in Barcelona called on partners to avoid building silos and be aware of the corporate opportunities that client contacts can bring. The […]

Clearyed for take-off

Boss O’Leary hopes rare sighting of his wallet will help Ryanair takeover bid fly Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has beaten Covington & Burling to one of the plum competition mandates of the year – Ryanair’s third attempt to buy out rival Aer Lingus. Chief executive Michael O’Leary will hope that his investment in a […]


Herbies merge, Field Fisher and LG diverge

It’s been over a year since The Lawyer first reported that Herbert Smith had set its sights on launching in Australia, but today the deal has finally been sealed with the firm announcing that it will merge with Freehills. When the story first appeared it was met with much cynicism, with commentators speculating that the […]

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