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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.



Temperature checks and wasted office space: how the Bar is going back to the office

39 Essex’s Lindsay Scott and Serle Court‘s John Petrie have experienced a significantly different lockdown to most. While much of the civil Bar found themselves cooped up in kitchens, living rooms and studies, the two chief executives were overseeing staff and supporting barristers from their respective chambers in an eerily quiet London. Petrie even took […]

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Gateley scraps 2020 bonuses to protect cashflow

Listed law firm Gateley has scrapped its 2020 bonus scheme in its latest bid to control cashflow in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lawyers and staff were told that no bonuses would be paid for the April 2020 financial year “as part of a number of measures we have taken to protect the business in […]

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Burford Capital sets sights on US listing

Burford Capital has announced plans to expand its reach beyond the UK’s AIM market, with a potential listing on a US stock exchange. The litigation funder revealed the move during a brief statement to investors on Tuesday, confirming that it has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means […]

City firms vow to use data in fresh diversity pledge

A host of City firms, including the magic circle, have pledged to combat career obstacles facing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) lawyers. A total of 17 firms have signed up to the Race Fairness Commitment (RFC) pledge, which is led by Rare Recruitment. The RFC has been signed by the magic circle, Ashurst, BCLP, […]

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