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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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Pinsents’ Vario snaps up LOD’s German leadership duo

Pinsent Masons’ flexible resourcing service Vario has brought in the German leadership duo of rival Lawyers On Demand (LOD), as the latter prepares to shut down in the region. Vario, whose turnover is understood to have grown by 30 per cent in the last financial year from £14m to an estimated £18m, has hired Carl […]

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The deals that closed last week: Bingo, Simon Cowell and law firm office moves

Last week saw a restructuring in the leisure industry, as opposed to retail, with Macfarlanes on call for Buzz Bingo. The UK’s biggest omni-channel bingo business, Buzz agreed a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), with Eversheds Sutherland advising on the real estate side. Buzz is owned by FTSE 250 investment company Caledonia Investments, which instructed Taylor […]

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SRA closes investigation into former Quinn partner Mark Hastings

The SRA has said it will take no further action against Mark Hastings, the partner dismissed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in May 2018, after allegations of inappropriate behaviour were made against him. Hastings spent two years at Quinn’s London office, where his appointment was initially touted as a major coup for the firm. The […]

Strike-out success for Wirecard in India fraud claim

Wirecard is no longer facing a costly lawsuit in London after the High Court ruled in favour of the under-fire payment services company, striking out allegations of fraud. A ruling handed down by Sir Ross Cranston on Wednesday confirmed that the claimants’ case did not have a realistic prospect of success and that there was […]

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