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Walker Morris team explores opportunities in new entry-level exception sites and starters homes

By Richard Sagar, Karl Anders, Graham Whiteford, Josh Kitson Introduction This briefing note, prepared by the Walker Morris Planning Environment Team, explores the opportunities presented in the new National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF2“). Specifically, the opportunities to obtain planning permission for new entry-level exception sites consisting of affordable housing for first-time buyers on previously unallocated […]

FCA published near-final rules amending the jurisdiction for SMEs and guarantors

By Paul Gair The FCA yesterday released its policy statement (PS18/21) on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper (CP18/31) detailing proposals for increasing […]

Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch buyout sector. Some of these measures may result in a higher effective tax burden if appropriate action is not taken…

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Milbank grows in London and Frankfurt with new premises

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Clyde & Co and Covington & Burling suffered disappointment yesterday (10 January) as the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled against two major airline associations in a landmark case on passenger compensation. Airlines will be liable for millions of pounds in compensation after the ECJ found that a European regulation was not in contravention of […]

Firm profile: Berryman

Managing partner: Andy Matthews Turnover: £6m Total number of partners: 15 Total number of fee-earners: 57 Main practice areas: Commercial property, commercial litigation, corporate finance, insurance, IP and people management Key clients: Biocity, Coral, Leicester City Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Slimming World, Vision Express and Yorkshire Bank Number of offices: One Location: Nottingham […]

White & Case bags two partners for China push

White & Case has boosted its Asia foreign investment practice, poaching two new partners for its Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Frederick Chang joined the firm’s Beijing office from King & Wood – China’s largest law firm. Wui Seung Chong joined White & Case’s Hong Kong office from Simmons & Simmons. The new partners have […]

Slaughter and May sparks P&O bidding war

Slaughter and May has bagged an instruction to advise PSA the rival bidder that moved to trump DP World’s £3.33bn offer for P&O. P&O, which is being advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, confirmed last night that it had received an approach from PSA of 470p-a-share. At the end of November 2005 P&O agreed a 433p […]

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