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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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Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher reveals largest-ever promotions round

Fieldfisher has announced its largest promotions round since 2017, with 14 lawyers made up, 50 per cent of whom are women. The lawyers were made partners across the firm’s offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brussels, Munich and Silicon Valley. The promotion round saw six new partners in London. Amy Reynolds, who joined from Ashurst in 2011, […]

Eversheds Sutherland favours UK regions in 27-strong promotions round

Eversheds Sutherland has made up lawyers to partner for the first time in Baghdad, Belfast, Durban and Luxembourg, as the firm reveals a 27-strong band of promotions. This is the firm’s third group of new partners since its transatlantic merger in 2016 with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, with the promotions applying to lawyers across Europe […]

Partner promotions: Taylor Wessing makes good on promise to improve gender diversity

Taylor Wessing has made up five lawyers to partner in its latest UK promotions round, with 60 per cent of the promotions targeting female lawyers. The five new partners in London are Alexander Erskine, Lauren Fendick, Amy Patterson, Adam Rendle and Alexandra Richardson. Private client lawyer Erskine trained at Herbert Smith Freehills, while real estate’s […]

Allen & Overy

A&O promotes 14 in London in bumper year for firm

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made up 34 partners in its latest round of promotions, including 14 in London. The amount made up is far in excess of the norm at A&O in recent years. The last time the number of promotions worldwide exceeded 25 was in 2008, when the firm promoted 28. In London, […]

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