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Howes Percival appoints ex-Eversheds partner as head of planning

26-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Howes Percival has appointed former Eversheds partner Paul Wootton as head of its planning division.


Gateley insurer turns to Hailsham Chambers to defend multi-million pound professional negligence claim

15-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers for Gateley’s insurer QBE have instructed Hailsham Chambers’ Michael Pooles QC to defend the firm against a multi-million pound professional negligence claim brought by property developer Empirical Property Group (EPG).


Clydes hires two Squire Patton Boggs partners to boost Manchester presence

10-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Clyde and Co has announced it has hired two partners from Squire Patton Boggs for its Manchester office.


Leigh Day lines up landlords for £42m group claim against Foxtons

8-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Leigh Day is in the early stages of gathering clients for a potential £42m group action against Foxtons after starting legal proceedings against the estate agent for its client, landlord Chris Townley.

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Ashurst and Pinsents advise as Cairn Homes reveals its IPO intentions

4-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst, Mason Hayes & Curran and Pinsent Masons have all won top roles on the planned London IPO of Irish homebuilder Cairn Homes, as it intends to raise proceeds of around €350m to €400m. 


DAC Beachcroft insurance and property teams set for 'presidential' election battle

3-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Control of DAC Beachcroft is set to remain in the hands of legacy Beachcroft partners as two teams embark on presidential-style election campaigns, pitting the firm’s core insurance practice against its property team.

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GRATA newsletter, June 2015: Forex trading rules; withdrawal of land plots; and founding of arbitration court download subscription

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This newsletter offers information on new Forex trading rules, the procedure of withdrawal of land plots from real estate developers, and the founding of an arbitration court in the sphere of intellectual prope

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According to recent statistics, Gerrards Cross has the most expensive postcode in Buckinghamshire, with average house prices of nearly £1m.

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This brochure looks at the tax aspects of buying and owning a property in France in 2015 in line with the most recent tax changes. 

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