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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.


Keystone reports Gunnercooke partner to SRA

A complaint against a Gunnercooke restructuring partner has been made to the Solicitors Regulation Authority by Keystone, in relation to an insolvency dispute involving the two firms. In 2018, Gunnercooke partner Séamas Gray was instructed by the liquidators of Grosvenor Property Developers, after the student accommodation company was wound up. The matter is the subject […]

AlphaSwap GC moves to private equity firm Hamilton

AlphaSwap’s general counsel has moved to Hamilton Investment Management in its newly-created role of global head of legal and compliance. Ehsan Haque joins Hamilton after just under a year at investment management platform AlphaSwap. Prior to joining AlphaSwap, Haque has held a number of senior in-house roles within financial services, including serving as GC and […]

Mayer Brown preps for 50 per cent office capacity from September

Mayer Brown is gearing up to repopulate its London office, with around 50 per cent of its City staff expected to return, albeit on a voluntary basis. The firm said that the opening of schools next month would allow its staff and partners to flex their working week. It will be up to the lawyers […]

Barrister of the week: Matrix Chambers’ Aidan Wills

Matrix Chambers’ Aidan Wills (Call: 2015) recently triumphed on behalf of Cardiff’s civil liberties campaigner Ed Bridges in the Court of Appeal, in what was the world’s first legal challenge to the police use of facial recognition technology. This month’s landmark verdict ruled that South Wales Police’s use of facial recognition technology breaches privacy rights, […]

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