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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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Latham ends HQ search with 1 Leadenhall deal

Latham & Watkins has signed up for a pre-let of its next London office, over a year after The Lawyer first reported on the US firm’s search of the development. The US firm has agreed for a minimum of 200,000sq ft of space at 1 Leadenhall from early 2026. In 2019, The Lawyer reported that […]

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BCLP moves Project Advance up a gear in profit-boosting exercise

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is targeting higher profitability with more thorough assessments of performance and practice targets in coming months, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is to carry out regular analysis around performance and profit margin targets set out by its heads of practices when it comes to client work. The goal is to […]

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Mishcon takes on BT in multimillion-pound consumer action

Telecoms giant BT has called on Simmons & Simmons as it faces a multimillion-pound claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is brought by Justin La Patourel, founder of Collective Action on Landlines (CALL), and Mishcon de Reya’s Rob Murray. The dispute relates to BT allegedly overcharging customers for its landline subscription. In 2017, […]

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