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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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Weinstein, Allen & Overy and the long arm of the law

The FT has published a detailed story (£) on Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with Allen & Overy the focus, for having represented Harvey Weinstein during a sexual harassment claim. Of course, Harvey W is as entitled to legal representation as the next rich, white male,* and NDAs are a common practice where unsavoury allegations are made (compare the hacking […]

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Homes England ramps up panel advisers in latest review

Homes England (formerly known as the Homes and Communities Agency) has completed its panel review, adding five firms to its £30m roster. A total of thirteen firms have been appointed the Government housing investment authority’s panel, with firms allocated into two lots. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland and Pinsent Masons, which have been on the panel […]

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