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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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Legal operations guru Maria Passemard has left Lawyers on Demand (LOD) to join the burgeoning consulting arm of EY Law. Passemard has left her role at the flexible lawyer service after one year to become a senior manager at EY. She joined LOD last March as its first UK director of innovation and design, working […]

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Linklaters leads on KPMG probe after chair’s “moaning” outburst

Linklaters is carrying out an investigation at KPMG, after the Big Four auditor’s UK chairman stood down over comments made earlier this week. Bill Michael was seen addressing several points on a video call, telling staff to “stop moaning” about the pandemic, while claiming they were fortunate to be “in a very lucky sector”. This […]

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Clifford Chance’s Newcastle revenue hits £5m in three years

The revenue of Clifford Chance‘s Newcastle office has hit £5m, three years after the acquisition of Carillion Advice Services (CAS), the paralegal and managed legal services arm of the defunct contractor. The office’s limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts show that the hub’s turnover increased 66 per cent over the last financial year, growing from £3m […]

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