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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.

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Court of Appeal rules on Kazakh claim in long-running award row

The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal after a challenge was brought by the Republic of Kazakhstan and its national bank, meaning the Belgian courts will have the final say on how to handle a $500m arbitration award being pursued by the parties. The case, which featured on The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2020, is […]

Osborne Clarke and Bird & Bird bring back staff from furlough

Firms including Osborne Clarke and Bird & Bird have brought back a group of furloughed fee-earners and business services staff. At Osborne Clarke, 6 out of the 28 fee-earners on the UK Government scheme are now out of the programme, while 22 non fee-earners are also back out of a total of 88. In April, […]

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WFW to cut roles in London

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is set to make a number of its legal PAs redundant, following the switch to remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm confirmed today that it has started a redundancy consultation with legal PAs in London, though it did not state how many. In April, the firm furloughed 49 […]

DWF Manchester

Further cuts expected as DWF launches UK redundancy process

After providing the City with a trading update this morning, DWF is now entering the early stages of a consultation process in its UK operations. The consultation affects professional staff in its business services division. It is understood that the exercise puts around 15 to 18 positions at risk. The latest set of redundancies follows significant […]

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