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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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Clifford Chance sets up working groups to tackle retention issues

Clifford Chance is starting a series of focus groups in its London office that will look at ways to boost ethnic minority retention rates in coming years. Starting later this month and ending in the first weeks of February, the firm has formed focus groups consisting of people of ethnic minorities and white colleagues – […]

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A&O to ‘industrialise’ Fuse incubator in next growth stage

Allen & Overy wants to increase collaboration between its lawyers and participants of incubator Fuse, while also expecting to run a “hybrid model” of working once a new cohort of start-ups are chosen. The incubator of the magic circle firm is set to start taking applications for its fifth cohort, with both emerging and established […]

Irwin Mitchell duo to set up employment boutique

Two of Irwin Mitchell’s most highly-regarded employment partners are to launch their own firm, adding to the blossoming number of boutiques in the City. Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole will go it alone as ColeKhan LLP from 2 May 2021. The pair had previously worked together at Bindmans before moving to Irwin Mitchell in 2018, […]

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