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Canadian biogas: advancements and opportunities

Human beings inherently produce waste and this reality is an opportunity to create value from what would otherwise be an uncomfortable byproduct of our civilization, particularly as our nation aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 (or sooner).

Tall stories: forms, laws and retribution

Whether you are a property professional or otherwise, you would have had to have lived in a hole to have missed the EWS1 saga. In the four years following the tragic Grenfell disaster, the industry and the Government have been grappling with how to deal with a generation of potentially defective tall buildings.

Managing sickness absence

Managing sickness absence can be tricky, costly and time-consuming for businesses. As the majority of the workforce starts to return to the workplace, the Covid-19 pandemic will throw up new challenges for employers to grapple with when it comes to managing absences. In this webinar, partner Jane Fielding and principal associate Emma Bufton cover how businesses can best equip themselves for these new challenges and tips on managing short and long-term absences with a particular focus on Covid-19-related absences.

The search for yield

The annual inflation rate in the UK jumped to 3% in August 2021, the highest since March 2012, with the Office of National Statistics predicting it to hit 4% by the end of the quarter. As we re-emerge blinking into the sun in a post-pandemic world which has suffered sustained economic and wider market volatility, we ask the question: where should the UK investor turn in their search for yield?

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