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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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DLA Piper drafts in BCLP for negligence claim from cruise operator

DLA Piper is facing a multimillion-pound negligence claim from a cruise ship operator after allegations that partners provided substandard legal advice. In a High Court claim brought by Premier Cruises Limited (PCL), which is represented by maritime boutique Tatham & Co, court documents contain allegations relating to Moscow-based partner Philip Lamzin and London partner Linos […]

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A&O and RPC costs revealed in Sports Direct’s dispute with Rangers FC

A costs judgment has revealed that Allen & Overy and RPC’s legal fees are likely to total £3m in the ongoing dispute between Rangers Football Club and Mike Ashley-owned Sports Direct. The Scottish club, which sits top of the Scottish Premier League, is facing a potential bill worth millions over the termination of a sports […]

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Kirkland and Freshfields team up on £3.4bn Lonza carve-out

Private equity buyers Bain Capital and Cinven called on Kirkland & Ellis and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for counsel as they bought a division of Swiss life sciences business Lonza. Kirkland took the lead on M&A aspects of the transaction, with a team led by partners Adrian Maguire, Rory Mullarkey, Jacob Traff and Dan Clarke. Freshfields meanwhile […]

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A&O associate duo reunited with Cahill team

Two Allen & Overy (A&O) associates have joined the London office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, rejoining a team of partners that left the magic circle firm for the US rival last year. The associates in question are A&O’s Prudence Criddle and Warren Newton, who are joining as partners. The two serve banking and institutional […]

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Baker McKenzie backtracks on size of new London office

Baker McKenzie will be taking significantly less space in its new London office at 280 Bishopsgate than it originally planned as a direct result of the pandemic, The Lawyer can reveal. Last July, Bakers confirmed it would be relocating its London office to 280 Bishopsgate from 100 New Bridge Street, where it currently occupies around […]

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