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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.

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Pinsents’ PEP falls for second consecutive year

Despite global turnover rising by four per cent over the last 12 months, profit per equity partner (PEP) at Pinsent Masons has dropped for the second year in a row. With a reduction of almost 12 per cent, Pinsents’ PEP dropped from £620,000 to £546,000 for the last financial year, representing yet another blow following last […]

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The deals that closed last week: Covid-19 vaccines and restaurant sales

Following the UK Government’s investment in the front-runner coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, it has announced a new £100m cash boost to develop the infrastructure for a Covid-19 vaccine. Clifford Chance, Eversheds Sutherland and Travers Smith banded together on the Government’s investment in the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, to accelerate […]

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Linklaters PEP falls 5 per cent, as firm eases Covid measures

Average profit per equity partner took a hit at Linklaters over 2019/20, though the firm has said it will pay out a reduced distributions round after deferring it earlier this year. The drop in PEP to £1.61m comes after a 10 per cent spike was recorded in the 2018/19 financial year, in which it grew […]

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SFO to launch internal review after judge criticises chief

Despite two successful convictions in the Unaoil bribery case, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will now conduct an internal review after its head Lisa Osofsky was criticised by the judge over dealings with an intermediary. In a ruling made public on Monday, Judge Martin Beddoe rebuked Osofsky for making herself vulnerable to flattery during the […]

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