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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 challenge launched over UK Government’s hotel quarantine rules

Litigation specialists PGMBM and Blackstone are teaming up to bring legal action against the UK Government’s hotel quarantine policy. The policy was announced last week and came into effect yesterday. It requires any UK residents arriving in England from a ‘red list’ country to self-isolate in a hotel for 10 days. Travellers must pre-book a […]

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Wine producer hits back in dispute with Goldman Sachs

A bitter legal battle is heating up over claims that Goldman Sachs was “grossly negligent” in encouraging an employee of Europe’s largest wine producer to enter unauthorised foreign exchange transactions. J.Garcia Carrion, which is also the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, is taking on the bank due to the actions of its former chief […]

Magic circle scrap conference plans as lockdown drags on

Linklaters and Clifford Chance have reached decisions on their upcoming partnership conferences, as the protracted disruption brought by new lockdowns forced them to once again alter plans. Linklaters has scrapped plans to hold its partnership conference in person. The magic circle firm was meant to host an event in a Berlin hotel, benefitting from the […]

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Linklaters’ Jacobs lands new role at JP Morgan

Linklaters’ outgoing senior partner Charlie Jacobs is to join JP Morgan when he leaves the magic circle firm later this year. Jacobs has been named as JP Morgan’s co-head of UK investment banking, alongside current lead and M&A banker David Lomer. Lomer had been leading the group with Ed Byers, who is instead taking on […]

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